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Chris Rock Riffs on Obama’s 50th Birthday Party ^ | 3/7/2012 | By Gillian Mohney

Posted on 03/07/2012 5:24:20 PM PST by Morgana

Chris Rock apparently doesn’t care whether he’s invited to President Obama’s next birthday party. The comedian used Obama’s 50th birthday bash as material for a surprise stand-up appearance at the Comedy Store club in Los Angeles this weekend.

Saying he felt like “he died and went black heaven,” Rock shared a few details about the August birthday party, which was closed to the media. The informal barbecue at the White House was paid for by the Obamas, according to the Washington Post, and featured a celebrity-heavy guest list including Jay-Z, Tom Hanks and Whoopi Goldberg.

While Rock called the party an “unbelievable experience,” he said the informal dress code made him feel like the late rapper “Jam Master Jay” at the White House.

Rock also talked about standing with rapper-producer Jay-Z in the audience and watching singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder and pianist-composer Herbie Hancock perform together.

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To: Morgana

Well at least somebody is making fun of him. A lot of you have been hoping for this for years. Here you go....enjoy!

2 posted on 03/07/2012 5:26:39 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Morgana
Doing the Dougie in the White House.

One day we'll look back on this and won't believe it actually happened.

3 posted on 03/07/2012 5:32:14 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

One day? That day is right now.

4 posted on 03/07/2012 6:27:42 PM PST by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: napscoordinator
Doesn't sound like Rock's making fun of Obama. Sounds like he's reveling in the fact that it was a "black party".

Well, okay, I suppose turnabout is fair play, after blacks were systematically excluded for so many years.

But pretty obviously, the reason the press were excluded was that it would have been reported as what it was -- an "Affirmative Action Birthday Party".

I guess if the Obamas really did pay for it themselves, they can have anybody they want.

But I would have enjoyed seeing a video of Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock do a duet -- they're fantastic players, two of my favorites.

5 posted on 03/07/2012 9:04:50 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Morgana

“That day is right now.”

It sure is.

6 posted on 03/07/2012 10:59:01 PM PST by ourworldawry
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