Chris Rock inducted into the Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame

Comedian Chris Rock may be in the midst of his Ego Death World Tour, but his pride may have been stoked a bit this weekend when he was inducted into Mohegan Sun’s Walk of Fame.

In a private backstage ceremony before a performance on Saturday, Rock became the 37th inductee of the march. He entered the pantheon of “individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to Mohegan Sun’s success as the North East’s premier entertainment destination”, the site said. Rock’s name will join others engraved on a plaque displayed at the entrance to the arena.

Other names on the Walk of Fame include Bon Jovi, Kevin Hart, KISS, Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban, the Mohegan Sun reported. Rock band Shinedown was the most recent entry, earning a spot in April.

The Grammy and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, director, screenwriter and producer was crowned Friday ahead of his fourth sold-out show at the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena by Tom Cantone, President of Mohegan’s Sports and Entertainment Worldwide.

“In a world that needs more laughs, how fitting is it to induct Chris Rock, who is now forever enshrined in the Mohegan Sun Entertainment family,” Cantone said in a statement.

This latest appearance was part of the comedian’s Ego Death World Tour.

The Mohegan Sun is located on the Mohegan Indian Reservation in southeastern Connecticut, one of many businesses owned and operated by the Mohegan Tribe.

Rock is quickly moving beyond the so-called slap in the face heard around the world, after being clocked by actor Will Smith at the Oscars in February when he made an oblique reference to his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia. in a joke. Nonetheless, after Pinkett Smith said she would like the pair to “heal” their relationship and reconcile, Rock expressed disinterest.

“He is not involved with the Smiths at this time, a source told ET Online. “He’s on tour and he’s getting ready for a comedy special.”

Corina C. Butler