Comedian Tony Rock is on tour, but he found time to stop by the Eye Opener studio Friday to talk about his stand-up routine, politics and reality TV.
We first asked Rock about a recent episode of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta," where Rock is seen performing a stand-up routine in LA during Grammy week. An extended clip VH1 recently published online shows the comedian was less-than family friendly.
In the clip, you can see the cast laughing along as Rock explains to them why he called Tiarra a b---h. He said it's actually an acronym that stands for "Because I thought you was cool, ho."
We played the extended clip back for him, and Rock told hosts Laila Muhammad and Oliver Tull that he stands by what he said.
Besides discovering the "b word" is an acronym, here are some other things we learned from Tony Rock:
- He's very impressed with his own work. "I could watch me all day!" - Tony Rock
- He does a mean Stevie J impersonation.
- He thinks he's "sometimes" funnier than his older brother, Chris Rock. "I have my moments." -Tony Rock
- The Improv stages are some of his favorite clubs to play.
Rock also told us he uses current events to keep his routine fresh-- even with all the bad news in the world.
"I've gotta be selective in what I say, and kind of work around it and make it funny; and make people see my point of view as well. I think good comics always do that. Good comics make you think and make you laugh as well."
And Rock didn't stop there. Check out the video above to see what he had to say about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton's bad jokes and how conversations with friends about politics have changed during this election season.
Find out where you can see Tony Rock in a city near you online at Improv.com.