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It was a tough year for comedy. As Chris Rock points out in a new Vulture interview, "We lost Robin, we lost Joan, and we kind of lost Cosby." But the long, winding conversation with Frank Rich is a reminder of why he's considered among the best comedic minds of his class.

It's one of the reasons people don't always embrace Chris Rock in movies. He's so great at being Chris Rock that watching him dealing with mundane problems in a breezy rom-com is like watching Beyoncé in a movie where she plays a struggling contestant on American Idol.

Sources: Vulture