About the show
The date of Chris Rock’s next comedy special, which will be streamed live around the world, has been confirmed by Netflix.
The comedian’s second streamer special, Selective Outrage, will premiere on March, exactly one year after the incident where during his time as host of the Oscars, Chris Rock made a joke about Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith slapped him.
Will Smith expressed regret to the comic and was forced to resign from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Rock decline to press charges but this resulted in Smith being banned from attending the annual Academy event for a decade after taking home the best actor win for King Richard.
Since then Chris Rock has made jokes about it. Even during his UK tour, he brought up this topic.
His previous experience with Netflix
“Chris Rock is one of the most iconic and important comedic voices of our generation,” Netflix’s vp stand-up and comedy formats, Robbie Praw, said. “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.”
His previous standup on Netflix called Tamborine was widely popular. There is a good lot of conversations regarding dealing with celebrity fame and a shifting connection to the things that come with leading a high profile life.
He also takes a dig on politics, race, bullying, and relationship, with a special focus on infidelity.
The focus of the standup is his self-analysis of his former relationship with his ex-wife and how their marriage ended in divorce. In the best sequence of the special, Rock speaks extensively on the gradual breakdown of his marriage and the bitterness of divorce.
Chris Rock is set to make history as he takes the stage in Baltimore, Maryland for the first-ever Netflix live streamed global event.