Chris Rock surprised audiences at the New York Comedy Festival last week, taking the stage at the Apollo and telling the audience they’ll be seeing more of him on TV due to his divorce.

Rock joked:

“When you see me on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ . . . I’m not on crack, that’s just alimony!”

Rock finalized his divorce from his wife of nearly 20 years, Malaak Compton-Rock, this summer.

In a recent interview with The Guardian, the 50-year-old comedian opened up about how he’s faring since the 19-year marriage ended.

“I’m doing OK,” Rock told the paper. “You know, some days are better than others, some days you’re sad outta your f*cking mind. But my daughters are good and I’m only an hour away. Two houses close by. It’s good.”

Rock also addressed whether or not joking about the difficulties of marriage in his stand-up and films harmed the relationship in any way.

“Hey, I’m getting divorced now.” “Marriage is so tough, Nelson Mandela got divorced – he got out of jail after 27 years of torture, spent six months with his wife and said, I can’t take this sh*t no more.”

I’ve written about how to properly behave during the divorce process, and even how good relations with your Ex could save your life. Whether you’re in court or outside of court, how you treat yourself and spouse matters.

Take for instance, Erica Arsenault. Erica volunteered to donate a kidney to her former mother-in-law after her divorce. Erica made the incredible offer nearly 10 years after she divorced the woman’s son. They say the whole ordeal has brought a family separated by divorce closer than ever.

Chris Rock’s divorce hasn’t been the most peaceful one up to this point. According to divorce docs obtained by People, Rock claimed that his estranged wife had “repeatedly refused to permit [him] normal and usual access to the children, and has acted in a manner detrimental to the children’s best interests.

“Married guys know more about women than single guys. Single guys have girlfriends. Girlfriends are always auditioning, always on their best behavior. Wives are like Supreme Court justices. They do whatever the f— they want”

The Page Six article is here.