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Over the years, black comedians have gotten lazy. Certain routines show up time and again on Def Comedy Jam and BET’s Comic View. And while these jokes guarantee at least a chuckle from most African-American audiences, they’ve long gone stale. One such routine is the proven black vs. white joke. It goes like this: First, the comic describes some behavior considered to be particular to white people, such as running and falling in horror movies or scolding their children in public. Then, the comic begins the second half of the joke with something like “Now, if that were a brother…” Rather than relying on this unoriginal setup, Chris Rock has removed white people from the picture entirely in favor of a funnier and more searing comparison. His “Niggas vs. Black People” bit is hilarious in its honesty: “Every time black people want to have a good time, ignorant-ass niggas fuck it up.” While the routine is a killer, it’s also a dead serious comment on the elements that black people wish they could remove from their community—and a perfect example of Rock’s brand of comedy: smart, true, and original. At 7 & 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. $37.50-45. (202) 783-4000. (Neil Drumming)