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Chris Rock coming back to Hard Rock Live

Multitalented comedian Chris Rock is bringing the Total Blackout Tour back to Hard Rock Live in Hollywood on Jan. 5, with tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15.

This is the same show that Rock brought to two sold-out performances at the club at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino complex in March.

Reserved-seat tickets will cost $180, $130, $105, $85 and $65 at MyHRL.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, including Ticketmaster.com, and by calling 800-745-3000.

This tour is Rock’s first in more than nine years by the Grammy- and Emmy-winning comic, actor, director, writer and producer who broke out on “Saturday Night Live” more than 25 years ago. For real.

Rock is, of course, one of America’s most insightful modern humorists, known for brutally honest critiques of society’s shortcomings. This time, he is looking inward, discussing “his vanity, insecurities and failures with startling frankness … [and] an anguished, searching tone that fans may find surprising,” a New York Times reviewer found.

But, as you might expect, even while confessing his sins Rock has a deft touch in “turning vulnerability into his latest provocation.” Why did he decide to return to the standup stage after so long? “That’s what alimony will do to you.”

For more information, visit MyHRL.com and ChrisRock.com.

bcrandell@sun-sentinel.com

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