Chris Rock was in Boston, the first stop on his comedy tour, and international and national news outlets clogged the entrance. Tickets were going for as much as $1,000.

But if you came thinking he would talk about the slap heard around the world, you were sadly mistaken.

Chris Rock at the Oscars.

Taking the stage to a long ovation, the comic, obviously overwhelmed, pleaded with the audience:

“Let me do a show, y’all. Don’t get all misty and s—.”

After a slight pause, Rock looked out into the sold-out Wilbur Theatre and asked: “How was your weekend?”

Then it was business as usual.