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Chris Rock on Hosting Oscars 2016: 'I'm Only Here Because Ellen Said No'

Chris Rock on Hosting Oscars 2016: 'I'm Only Here Because Ellen Said No'

Chris Rock looks all ready to host the 2016 Oscars on the cover of THR‘s latest issue.

Here’s what the 51-year-old comedian had to share with the mag:

On who was supposed to host: “And let’s not get it twisted: I’m only here because Ellen said no.”

On deciding to host: “I told my agent I wanted to present because it’s like, what’s easier and better than presenting? You come in, do something really funny and get out of there. But it just seemed like a good time. I hadn’t [hosted] in a while, and I’m in between projects.”

On his favorite past Oscars host:Steve Martin wanting to be funny is about as funny as a human being can get.”

For more from Chris, visit HollywoodReporter.com.

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