As we all know by now, I am fascinated by the early, pre-fame lives of well-known comedians. It's interesting to learn about the very human failures of the young Woody Allen, George Carlin, David Letterman, Betty White et al. Here's an NYU student film done over the course of 1988-89, profiling an aspiring 23 year old comedian named Chris Rock. Like the others, Rock's early material was very rough and his persona somewhat sheepish and unsure. Some of it might make you wince, but it's always interesting to watch evolution. Check the credits to see which well known 30 Rock cast member worked on the film.