Chris Rock's 10 Best Stand-Up Routines

We look back at the most hilarious, heated and how-did-he-get-away-with-that bits from the comedian and director of 'Top Five'

Born a Suspect
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10. Born a Suspect

Though far from polished, Rock was already displaying a comic spark at the age of 21. One of the first jokes that got him noticed was a gripe that begins, "I can't stand life because I was born a suspect." He talks about how scared white people are of black teenagers, and what lengths they'll go to feel safe. The punch line: "I look up and there’s a bunch of old white ladies on the phone. They'll dial 9-1 and just wait for me to do something." (You can check the clip out here.)