Chris Rock hasn't released a new stand-up special since 2008, but during his Saturday Night Live monologue this past weekend he reminded us all that his fearless brand of comedy, which gives exactly zero fucks, is the perfect and much-needed antidote to America's love affair with half-baked political correctness. 

No subject is off-limits for the Top Five director, whether he's riffing on the Boston Marathon bombing and 9/11—as he did on this week's SNL—or talking about Cirque du Soleil and gun control. Although Twitter was buzzing with haters this weekend claiming Rock's comments went too far, anyone familiar with his history in standup knows that the 49-year-old comic can go much, much farther, and necessarily so. Here are five reasons why America needs Chris Rock more than ever.