Taking Things Too Far? Chris Rock Jokes About Terrorism & ISIS On 'SNL'

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Taking Things Too Far? Chris Rock Jokes About Terrorism & ISIS On 'SNL'

Terrorist group ISIS, the 9/11 attacks and the Boston marathon bombings aren’t generally fodder for Saturday Night Live but Chris Rock tried to make light of them while hosting last night.

In his monologue, Rock joked the Boston marathon bombings pointed to the irony of running 26 miles only to reach the finish line and have to run from a bomb. “The good people of Boston bounced back… In New York we had our own terrorist attack, and we bounced back,” Rock said before questioning the thought process of rebuilding the fallen World Trade Center towers after 9/11.

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“Now we got the Freedom Tower…They should change the name from the Freedom Tower to the ‘Never Going In There’ Tower ’cause I’m never going in there! There’s no circumstance that will ever get me in that building.”

Rock mused, “I don’t care if Scarlett Johansson is buck naked on the 89th floor in a plate of ribs.”

Later, Rock did a sketch parody of the ABC hit show Shark Tank in which ISIS terrorists where making a pitch for a $400 million investment in their new kingdom. “Who’s ready to invest in crushing the West?”

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