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Chris Rock takes a shot at Brian Williams

In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, actor Chris Rock attends the premiere of "Top Five" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York.
In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, actor Chris Rock attends the premiere of "Top Five" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Associated Press

Why were people surprised that comedian Chris Rock – comedian Chris Rock – took a swipe at embattled Brian Williams?

Maybe it was the venue.

On Wednesday night Rock took the stage at the glitzy amfAR gala, an AIDS research fundraiser, in New York to introduce his friend, actress Rosario Dawson, one of the night’s honorees.

According to People magazine, Rock joked that he was late for the event because he’d gone to the wrong place.

“I went to the wrong Cipriani's,” he cracked. “Brian Williams gave me directions. Lying b****. He’s got more games than Ray Rice.”

People mag describes the audience’s reaction as shock and awkward silence.

To which Rock said, “What did you expect from me?!”

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