CHRIS ROCK VOWS TO KEEP THE CURSES OUT AND THE HUMOR IN DURING HIS OSCAR HOSTING DUTIES, BUT HE WELCOMES A TIME DELAY, JUST IN CASE -- "60 MINUTES" SUNDAY ON CBS
Funny but foul-mouthed Chris Rock says he can stop cursing long enough to host the Oscars, but he'll welcome ABC's time delay broadcast as "safety net," he tells Ed Bradley. The comedy superstar talks to Bradley for a 60 MINUTES segment to be broadcast Sunday, Feb. 20 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
"I've been on TV and not cursed before," he tells Bradley. "I've been on TV and been funny not cursing. As far as content is concerned, I will talk about the movies. I'm not really worried about it. I'm sure ABC might be more worried about it than me," says Rock.
ABC is concerned and will use a broadcast delay to allow censors to bleep out any offensive words, and that's fine with Rock. "[A time delay is] a safety net. You know, you're a trapeze artist�you welcome the net," he tells Bradley.
When he arrives on Oscar night, he may be traveling "small" in his words, with no entourage and for a good reason, he tells Bradley. "I figured out a long time ago that if you keep yourself isolated with a posse, you're not letting the real world in. And if you don't let the real world in, you're not going to be funny," says Rock.
It's also cheaper. "You got to pay all those guys too," he says to Bradley, who reminds Rock he's a rich man. "Yeah, so are you. You don't have a posse�Donald Trump rolls pretty small, you know," he tells Bradley.