rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: chris rock's new movie is called "top five" he wrote and directed it, also played its lead character, comedian andre allen. the associated press writes that "top five" defies categorization, is a romance, a gross-out comedy, a silly industry is a tire and a sweet look at an artist who is just trying to figure out what he wants. here is the trailer for the film. >> what's up? this is andre allen. when i listen to satellite radio, i listen to sirius hits one. >> that's good. just make it a little funnier. >> funnier? >> put a little stank on it. >> stank? >> nice and funny. >> was's up mother [bleep] this is [bleep] andre allen [bleep], scratch my nuts that is. >> first take was good. >> in 2005 "time" magazine voted today's guest the funniest man in america. >> by 2010, the former stand-up hit it big with "hammie the bear one, two and three" >> you got hammie time. it's hammie time. >> you can also see him getting married to star erica long. >> where's my kiss. >> do we have to do this on camera. >> no
a new film alongside chris rock. it is called "top five." " says itd reporter allows dawson to reveal a comic range we have not seen before. here is the trailer for the film. ♪ >> what's up? .his is andre allen when i listen to the radio, i listen to sirius hits 1. >> that is good. make it funnier. >> funnier? >> put a little stank on it. but yes. >> wassup, [beep]? this is [beep] andre allen. [beep] or scratch my nuts, that is -- >> the first cut was good. >> they voted him the funniest man in america. by 2010, the former standup hit it big, with "hammy the bear 1," "2," and "3." >> it is hammy time. see him getting married to reality star eric along. rica long. funny anymore. but i just want a decent story. give me a couple of honest things, i will be more than fair. >> this is chelsea brown. >> i am going to turn over like an apple pie. >> you just ate an apple pie. >> things never change. a black man trying to get a cab in new york city. taxi, taxi? do you think the wedding is hurting me? >> are you kidding me? >> what is going on? >> in the conference room. ♪ you just
. not looking like chris rock in the movie, but actually being andre allen, and i think there was an enough familiarity and there that he is a comedian, an actor, and give him the benefit of the doubt, but on top of that, he was doing "m -- with a hat," which was an incredible play. he was working with an acting coach, and he was determined to not be chris rock at all times. he was, i am writing this, producing this, and i am acting in this, and i do not want any part to be misconstrued or wrong or done in a way that i dialed in because i was busy doing something else. please call me on it, and that was one of the things when he first approached me with the role. i said, "congratulations, well done, have fun with that." and he said, "wait a minute. you have to be in this movie with me." and my grandmother had passed two years before, and i had just done a slew of movies, from "give me shelter" to "sin city" and to "trance," and there is something about taking the time to mourn, and my brother said, "you will be home in new york with family, working with your friend, and talk to him.
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