Comedian and actor Chris Rock will become the first to be featured on a solo Netflix live comedy special. This event will be the second live show presented by the streaming service.
“Netflix announced today that legendary comedian, writer, director and actor Chris Rock will be the first artist to perform live on Netflix for the company’s first-ever live, global streaming event. The comedy special is set to stream in early 2023,” they said on their website. “The live event builds on Netflix’s legacy of leadership in live comedy. Netflix is a Joke: The Festival was the biggest live, in-person event in Netflix history, taking place in Spring 2022. The unprecedented event sold more than 260,000 tickets, featuring more than 330 comedians performing 295 shows across more than 35 venues in Los Angeles. The festival also featured the first-ever stand-up show at Dodger Stadium.”
The streaming service previously collaborated with the ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ star previously hosted the Netflix special “Tamborine” in 2018.
Netflix Vice President of Stand-up and Comedy Formats Robbie Praw celebrated the announcement, saying in a press release, “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. This will be an unforgettable moment and we’re so honored that Chris is carrying this torch,” he added.
Chris Rock previously wrote and directed the 2014 comedy film ‘Top Five’ which he also starred in with Rosario Dawson.
Netflix Is A Joke featured many comedians included Kevin Hart, Wanda Sykes, John Mulaney, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Bill Burr, Natalie Palamides, Marlon Wayans, Pete Davidson, Patton Oswalt, Gabriel Iglesias, Amy Schumer, Margaret Cho, Iliza Shlesinger, Taylor Tomlinson, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Ms. Pat, and several others.
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