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Rock Rolls Out Gags

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Chris Rock has been prepping in comedy clubs for his gig as an Oscar presenter Sunday. The comic — who sources say will hand out the Best Animated Film honor because of his role in “Madagascar 3” — surprised audiences at two New York clubs this week when he suddenly dropped by to test material. He appeared at Stand Up NY on Wednesday night, where he was overheard consoling comic Jodie Wasserman, whom he’d bumped from the lineup at the last minute, saying, “Sorry about that, but I’m presenting at the Oscars.” A night before, spies said Rock arrived at 10:30 p.m. at the Comedy Cellar, where he followed another surprise act, Louis C.K., as well as Allan Havey and Gary Gulman.