Chris Rock will make history with the first live performance on Netflix



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Chris Rock is coming live to a screen near you.

Netflix announced Thursday that the legendary comedian will make history as the headliner of the giant’s first global live streaming event.

“Chris Rock is one of the most iconic and important comedic voices of our generation,” Robbie Praw, Netflix’s vice president of comedy and stand-up formats, said in a statement. “We are thrilled that 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 are very honored to have Chris carry this torch.”

It will be Netflix’s second Rock special. His first, “Chris Rock: Tamborine,” debuted in February 2018.

While this will be Netflix’s first time streaming one, it’s no stranger to live comedy events.

“Netflix is ​​​​a Joke: The Festival” took place in the spring and featured more than 330 comedians performing 295 shows at more than 35 locations in Los Angeles, including the first stand-up show at the Dodger Stadium. The event sold over 260,000 tickets.

The rocker has been on the road with his Ego Death World Tour and has a series of comedy tour dates scheduled at California venues in December with friend and fellow comedian Dave Chappelle.

Rock’s live-action Netflix comedy special will air in early 2023.

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