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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01:  Comedian Chris Rock looks on during the game between the Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Nets at the
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Comedian Chris Rock looks on during the game between the Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on November 1, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The last time Frank Rich had a conversation with Chris Rock was in early 1996, when they and the 1950s teen heartthrob Pat Boone were thrown together in a New York television studio as panelists on Bill Maher’s old show Politically Incorrect. This time they had two conversations in a New York hotel lounge as Rock prepared for the release of Top Five, a bittersweet film comedy in which he does triple duty as director, screenwriter, and star.

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