Chris Rock is set to become the first comedian to perform live on Netflix
Chris Rock is making history.
The famed Oscars host, 57, is preparing to become the first comedian to perform live on Netflix at its upcoming global streaming event.
“Chris Rock is one of the most iconic and important comedic voices of our generation,” said Netflix’s vice president of stand-up and comedy formats, Robbie Pratt. said in a statement Thursday
“We are thrilled that the entire world will be able to enjoy a live Chris Rock comedy event and be a part of Netflix history. It will be an unforgettable moment and we are very honored to have Chris carry this torch.
Fans can expect to stream the event in early 2023 – almost a year after the infamous incident at the Oscars when comedian Will Smith was slapped.
Smith, who won best actor for “King Richard” later in the night, slammed Rock after the comedian made a bald witticism about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia.
The comedian previously said that he The slap will not be talked about Until he sees a check with his name on it: “I’m fine. I have a whole show, and I’m not talking about it until I get paid,” he told his audience during a comedy set at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, in April.
However, just a week before his Casino appearance, the “Everybody Hates Chris” producer said Fans during a surprise visit to Comedy Cellar in New York City, “Lower your expectations. I’m not going to address that.”
Then Smith Received 10 year ban From attending the Academy Awards.
Later actor Dr Apologized publicly on YouTube The video was posted in July but said Rock was “not ready” to talk to one.
The live show on Netflix will be Rock’s second stand-up special on the streaming platform, following his 2018 release, “Chris Rock: Tambourine.”
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