Video: Chris Rock opens SNL monologue by joking about Boston Marathon and 9/11 7 years ago

Video: Chris Rock opens SNL monologue by joking about Boston Marathon and 9/11

How does he get away with it?

You'd think that making stand-up comedy out of both the Boston Marathon bombings and the events of September 11th, 2001 would be a complete no-no, especially on live, nationwide television.

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Step forward Chris Rock, who has never much cared for the rules anyway.

What starts off as nervous chuckling from the audience ends up as outright laughter as Rock takes on the commercialisation of Jesus's birthday.

Risky or not, this is hilarious.

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