NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: Chris Rock seen out and about in Manhattan on September 14, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
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Chris Rock Stand-Up Special Will Stream Live on Netflix
Netflix paid Chris Rock $40 million for the rights to stream two stand-up specials, with the first, the scathingly self-reflective “Tamborine,” releasing in 2018. Although six years have passed since the initial deal, the streaming giant has announced that Chris Rock is back and will be the first artist to perform live on the platform.
According to a Netflix press release, Rock will take the stage for a special that will stream live in early 2023. Robbie Praw, Netflix’s Vice President of Stand-Up and Comedy Formats, said, “Chris Rock is one of the most iconic and important comedic voices of our generation. We’re thrilled the entire world will be able to experience a live Chris Rock comedy event and be a part of Netflix history.”
Praw continued, “This will be an unforgettable moment and we’re so honored that Chris is carrying this torch.” Rock may have struggled at the beginning of his career, but he has become a comedy superstar known for telling uncomfortable truths about social behavior and racial injustice without falling into offensive material like some of his stand-up peers.