Chris Rock's Call To Action: "I Bet If You Had AIDS You'd Find Time" To Volunteer

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

During an MTV/Clinton Global Initiative event called "Giving" at the Apollo Theater in Harlem Saturday night, the comic responded to one student's comment about not having enough time to volunteer: "I bet if you had AIDS, you'd find time."

Rock was on fire. "MTV and BET can use some of those just-for-money-programs, y'know, infomercials for bass fishing, and turn them into educational programming to inform students of what's out there [so they can volunteer for causes]. We could even get Bono involved, 'cuz Bono can shame anyone into anything," Rock quipped while pointing across the stage at the wee U2 front man, who laughed along.

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