Watch The Throne was a great-to-decent album depending on who you ask. No matter where you stand on it, the album’s greatest contribution may be inspiring two of the greatest comedians on Earth to do a tour together. Last night, the duo hit the stage together and just cracked jokes for a few hours.
And not a single person was a douchebag enough to film this whole thing?! Ghahhh! At least there was a witness willing to relay the experience. Tell us all about it, luckiest sonofabitch on Earth:
For the next hour, the two comedic icons just riffed. On the Oscars and Seth MacFarlane’s performance as host. On Kevin Hart showing up at the Cellar the other night, and his two sold-out concerts last fall at Madison Square Garden. On Prince, who’s supposed to be in the city this coming weekend. On Jay-Z and President Barack Obama, and the sights and sounds of a $20,000-per-plate Obama fund-raiser last year at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club. On passing on the chance to open for Jay-Z during his sold-out concert run at Barclays Arena in Brooklyn. “I had no material!” Rock demurred. “Neither do I!” Chappelle countered. They joked about eating fast food. And on the prospect of calling up another famous friend for a late-late-night outing to eat spaghetti. Just because it’d be funny to Chappelle to have strangers see a group of famous men (married with children), out late together doing something completely normal and boring. Chappelle convinced Rock to text Jay-Z at around 1:30 a.m. After a lack of a reply, they called Arsenio Hall and left a voice-mail message; then later the same for Lenny Kravitz.
“This could be the show,” Chappelle said. “Fireside chats with Chris Rock.”
“I’m in,” Rock replied.
Excuse me. Allow me to react.
This is the very best thing ever. Please. Make that happen. Don’t you two dare pull a
Kanye/Lupe/Pharrell Dr. Dre/Timbaland Hot Boy Reunion Outkast album on us here guys. Come through on your promise.
By the by. One of the Wayans brothers apparently showed up on stage last night too. Good to know these two already found their Memphis Bleek. Looks like they’re off to a great start.