Chris Rock has claimed he was offered a hosting position at the 2023 Oscars and turned it down.
During a stand-up set in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, the comedian told the audience that he was asked to emcee next year’s Academy Awards.
According to the Arizona Republic, Chris aforementioned asking him to come back to Oscars hosting duties would be like returning to the scene of against the law. He compared the provide to asking Nicole Brown Simpson “to return to the restaurant” wherever she left her glasses before she was killed in 1994.
The joke documented the high-profile murder of former sports star O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole. The proof conferred within the succeeding murder trial enclosed a series of phone calls regarding the glasses Nicole had left at a building identical night she was killed. Those phone calls were the last recorded proof of Nicole alive, the Washington Post reports.
Chris compared Nicole’s story to his gig supply once hosting this year’s Oscars, wherever can Smith mistreated him onstage for a joke Chris created scrutiny Will’s spouse Jada Pinkett Smith to G.I. Jane thanks to her phalacrids as he conferred a reward.
In May, ABCs President of recreation Craig Erich told point in time that he was hospitable tantalizing Chris back as a bunch.
“Obviously there was a great deal of dispute (surrounding this year’s broadcast), that overshadowed a great deal of the positive things concerning the show, however i used to be very pleased with the program,” he said. “It was the largest bounce-back of any award show this season.”
The comedian additionally claimed he was offered a post-slap Super Bowl industrial and turned it down.
Chris antecedently hosted the show in 2005 and 2016.