Even on a cold day, Chris Rock doesn’t need a warm up to get started and sit on his New Jersey home terrace

“Let me start by saying that you are clearly taking COVID very seriously,” said Gayle King, co-host of CBS This Morning, “because we are sitting here as a human popsicle – no one is complaining!”

Pointing to the crew, Rock said, “I’m just saying it’s like one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, like 15 people in your house? Come on me don’t know this guy

“I’m single, we’re all single, Gayle,” laughed Rock. “You and I should just get married. We love to travel!

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Being happy is more than a punch line for the comedian, writer, and director. It’s a process … a personal one that he can easily make public

He has been admitted to adultery and porn addiction in the past. An open discussion about self-help should come as no surprise

When asked if he went to therapy before the pandemic, Rock replied, “I did it, but I really jumped in after COVID and I’m still doing it So I do about seven hours a week”

“But they say about therapy, it only works if you are willing to tell the truth,” King said

“Sometimes I wasn’t nice,” said Rock, “and sometimes I didn’t listen and sometimes I was selfish. You know who do you ultimately want to be?”

“Outwardly it looks like I’m that daring person But boy, can I play it safe? And yes, I have to take a dip in the pool, you know what I mean?”

“No I would try Because I grew up in the hood and you can’t swim in a fire hydrant And something on my head said,” If I can learn to swim I can do anything If I can get past this in my 50s ‘I can do anything’ “

King asked, “If you look at your life – we’re standing here with the swimming pool and it’s a beautiful house, beautifully laid out – how old were you when you dropped out of high school? What grade were you in?” ? “

And his game plan? “My schedule was to keep working at Red Lobster, get my truck driver’s license and drive a truck like my father,” he said. “And honestly, Gayle, if you’d offered me like 1989, 1990, in short Before I got to Saturday Night Live, if you’d offered me a job that paid $ 10.12 an hour, I would have never told a joke in my life “

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“Here’s the thing: I know being a cop is hard, I know it’s dangerous, I know it’s OK? But some jobs can’t have ‘bad apples’, OK? Some jobs must all be good like pilots! “

Rock said, “Some jobs have to be totally accountable, you don’t have to have tolerance for gimmicks. Most of my dealings with the police are good, but yes there is a percentage that looks like this had a cop a few years ago just like, “What are you driving around here for?” What did he say? He said, “You don’t live here do you?” And I look at him like, ‘No, you don’t live here!’ “

Rock’s career began in comedy, but recently it’s taken a more dramatic turn. He raves about his portrayal of crime boss Loy Cannon on the FX series “Fargo” “

Rock said, “That was a part I probably had – not only was I not good enough ten, 15 years ago, I also didn’t have the gravitas. I haven’t lived life, you know what I mean “But now I’ve had a life and I can use these things in my acting I can use actual pain, I can use actual loss”

“I’d like to have more serious roles Yeah, I just want to be in good stuff You know, hey, comedy is great. Comedy was good to me!”

Much of his comedy relies on honesty and the pain he felt as a kid in Brooklyn

“I do, but I forgive [because] it made me who I am I also believe that people are getting better and changing. I mean, we’re going through this thing where we punish people for getting them before 20, 30 Years of thinking and feeling and saying things You know how easy it would be for me in one of my specials to name a name or show a picture and say: “This person n ****** me in fourth grade called “and ruining someone’s life? I assume that all of my bullies are better people [now] I will hope to pray to God and I will hope that what you have done to me will on some level put you to shame and teach your children better “

Make peace with the past and strive to roll up your sleeves for a COVID-free future “Yes, there is a vaccine I can’t wait!” he said

“I wanted to ask you that a lot of people in the black community were somewhat concerned, especially about the vaccine being used,” King said

“Let me put it this way, if I get a headache, do I take Tylenol? Yes, I know what’s in Tylenol? I don’t know what’s in Tylenol, Gayle! I just know my headache is gone! “He laughed” Do I know what’s in a Big Mac, Gayle? No, I just know it’s delicious! “

“I’m happy Gayle,” he said, “I’m glad you’re here. We’re going to travel together because we’re both single!”

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