Chris Rock: Obama is Comedian's Worst Nightmare

January 20, 2009 By:
Chris Rock: Obama is Comedian's Worst Nightmare

Funny man Chris Rock has labeled Barack Obama a "comedian's worst nightmare" because he's too inspiring to make fun of.

Rock bashes various public figures in his new comedy DVD special Kill the Messenger, including former White House contender John McCain and his vice-presidential running mate Sarah Palin, but admits he couldn't say anything negative about Obama.

He explains, "He's just one of those guys, you know, like Will Smith. There's no Will Smith jokes. There's no Brad Pitt jokes. You know, what are you going to say? 'You used to have sex with Jennifer Aniston. Now you have sex with Angelina Jolie. You're such a loser.' What do you say? 'Ooh, your movies are big. You make $20 million.' There's nothing to say about Brad Pitt.

"(With Obama) it's like, 'Ooh, you're young and virile and you've got a beautiful wife and kids. You're the first African-American president.' You know, what do you say?"

Rock, who publicly endorsed Obama also added how disappointed he is that he couldn't make it to Washington D.C. to attend the inauguration. He added, "I have to go to Sundance. I've got a movie premiering at Sundance. So I have to go to the whitest place in America - Utah."

The inauguration today will be history in the making. It's a little comforting knowing that even certain celebs were having a hard time getting into the inauguration (they're just like us!) but we'll definitely be glued to the TV.