It’s been fairly a 2022 for Chris Rock, and never all the time in a great way. You may need heard about this incident on the Academy Awards this yr, it was type of mentioned a bit bit. Will Smith slapped Rock within the face, on stage, in the midst of the ceremony, after Rock made a joke at Jada Pinkett Smith’s expense.
That was most likely not a 2022 spotlight for Rock. However on the very least, it might probably give him some materials to attract on for his subsequent huge venture: The primary-ever reside stand-up particular — or reside efficiency of any type — on Netflix. The streaming service introduced right now that Rock would star in “the corporate’s first-ever reside, international streaming occasion” in early 2023.
Netflix’s vp of standup comedy, Robbie Praw, had this to say concerning the announcement:
Chris Rock is without doubt one of the most iconic and essential comedic voices of our era. We’re thrilled your complete world will be capable to expertise a reside Chris Rock comedy occasion and be part of Netflix historical past. This might be an unforgettable second and we’re so honored that Chris is carrying this torch.
Chris Rock beforehand launched a standup particular on Netflix, Tambourine, in 2018. It’s nonetheless streaming there now.
There’s no assure Rock will talk about the Will Smith incident and its aftermath on the particular — though if he doesn’t, that will be a little bit of a shock. This might be an enormous discussion board; actually Rock’s greatest because the Academy Awards again in March. Individuals are going to need to listen to what he has to say concerning the slap. To this point, Rock has largely averted discussing it at size in public. He additionally turned down a suggestion to host the 2023 Oscars, evaluating the selection to asking Nicole Brown Simpson “to return to the restaurant.”
The precise timing of Rock’s reside Netflix particular might be introduced at a later date.
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