Born in the same Brooklyn New York Hospital where most of his seven brothers and one sister found their way into the world, Tony Rock, not to be confused with his favorite wrestler, was born laughing. Being the fourth child, of Rose Rock and Julius Rock, Tony had a natural knack for entertaining, just like his brother, Chris Rock. He had to, to stay alive. Decatur Street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, where he grew up, was one of the toughest that New York had to offer. It also provided a host of rich characters on which to draw. Tony has been performing for the last four years. After just six months in the business, his first booking on the road lead him to Amsterdam. No, not to Amsterdam, New York, but Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he became a more popular figure than Ed Joost Swarte". Upon returning to New York, Tony gained a reputation as a young star in the making. The Hollywood Reporter in 2001 picked him as one of the hot young talents to come out of New York. People Magazine featured Tony in their July 7, 2003 Issue. Since February 2000, he's become bi-coastal. When in New York, he's a regular at the famous "Comic Strip", "Caroline's" and "Stand-Up New York". When in Los Angeles, he's a regular at "The Comedy Store", "Improv" and "Icehouse" and he headlines at "The Laugh Factory". In April 2001, he co-starred in an ABC/Disney Pilot, "Me and My Needs". In July 2001, he hosted an MTV pilot, "It's Your Show". In 2002, Tony hosted Comedy Central's successful "BattleBots" (2000); in 2003, Tony hosted Oxygen's "Can You Tell" (2003). In April 2003, Tony landed the Jada Pinkett Smith/Will Smith pilot for UPN "All of Us" (2003). The series, which was picked up in the Fall of 2003, has been picked up for the Fall 2005 Season. In June 2004, Tony was featured in Will Smith's movie, Hitch (2005/I). Besides touring the country, a highlight for Tony was when he came home to New York to headline with Mark Curry and John Henton at Harlem's world famous "Apollo Theater"..
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Tony Rock.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Tony Rock, with postponed or cancelled events due to COVID-19 are now, in certain cases, considering virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Tony Rock or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Tony Rock's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Tony Rock for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Tony Rock, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Tony Rock. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the Tony Rock booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Tony Rock for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final Tony Rock booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Tony Rock charge for an event. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Tony Rock for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Tony Rock agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Tony Rock, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Tony Rock booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Tony Rock, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Age Group-18 To 30's, Age Group-30's-50's, African American, Comedian, Rap-Hip Hop, R&B-Urban, Rap-Hip Hop-Urban, Ready For Comedian Connect, Male