Chris Rock called in to promote the DVD release of 'Grown Ups,' leading Howard to ask if he had points on the film's back end, as he thought it was Adam Sandler's film.
Chris shrugged: "You know what? I don't know. I don't even know."
Chris said Adam had sent him a brand new Maserati after the film became an international success: "He gave all of us cars...I bullshit you not, Howard."
Chris said he was also getting pressure from the studio: "Somebody at the studio must listen to your show because they insisted--they insisted!--I do the show."
Howard asked if family members hit Chris up for cash very often, and Chris laughed that he'd actually had some pretty extreme requests: "I had an uncle ask me to buy his house to hide it in a divorce."
Chris said he just doesn't reply: "You just become missing. You start having another 'another number.'"
Hanging With Bill Cosby
Howard referenced a story about Chris warming up the audience at a taping of 'The Cosby Show,' so Chris laughed that he'd just been on hand when the regular guy was out sick. Chris bombed: "One of my big bits at the time was how racist I thought Fat Albert was...so I'm doing that material at 'The Cosby Show.' Cosby hears it and I'm literally thrown outside." Later, the two became friends. Bill even invited Chris over to his home: "Legend has it--even though I don't know this [at the time]--that he has two houses on one block. So you're in the entertaining house. You're not even in the real house. But he gave me some books...some heavy black books, you know. Get in touch with your blackness."
Howard asked how Chris felt about Mel Gibson, his 'Lethal Weapon 4' co-star, so Chris laughed that Mel had always been nice to him.
When word broke about Mel's use of the n-word, Adam Sandler--who was already upset over Mel's anti-Semitic remarks--called Chris immediately: "First call I got was Sandler. He was like, 'He got you now. What are you going to do?'"