The comedian visited Detroit on Wednesday night to promote his new movie, opening Friday


Chris Rock visited the home of many No. 1s while promoting his “Top Five” on Wednesday.

The comedian made a brief stop at the Motown Museum on Wednesday as part of the whirlwind promotional tour behind his new movie, opening Friday.

He showed up on the steps of Hitsville, U.S.A. at around 7:50 p.m. and posed for pictures for about a dozen members of the media. He had a film crew in tow, documenting his promotion for “Top Five,” which found him hitting five cities a day, two days in a row.

Detroit was his fourth stop. He started his day in Dallas then hit St. Louis and Chicago, and was headed to Toronto after leaving Detroit. A day earlier, Rock made stops in Boston; Philadelphia; Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta promoting the movie, which he wrote, directed and stars in.

Rock also posed for pictures with Motown memorabilia inside Motown’s legendary Studio A and made a crack about the city’s legacy. “Detroit. Motown. Kwame Kilpatrick,” Rock said, laughing.

Following his Motown stop, he made a beeline for the Emagine Theatre in Canton Township, where he introduced two screenings of “Top Five” for contest winners.

“If you like the movie, tell your friends, Facebook it, tweet it,” Rock told the crowd before the 9 p.m. screening. “If you don’t like it, keep it to yourself. No snitchin’!”

In “Top Five,” Rock plays Andre Allen, a movie star at life and career crossroads. The film follows him for one day while he’s interviewed about his career and his upcoming wedding to a reality TV star.

The movie also stars Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, J.B. Smoove, Cedric the Entertainer and Tracy Morgan.

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