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Chris Rock to Make History as First Artist to Host Netflix's Live Show

Fri 11 Nov 2022 | 03:37 PM
Chris Rock
Chris Rock
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American comedian and actor Chris Rock will make history as the first artist to perform live on Netflix.

The streaming giant announced Thursday that the stand-up special is set to premiere worldwide in early 2023.

"Chris Rock is one of the most iconic and important comedic voices of our generation," Robbie Praw, Netflix's vice president of stand-up and comedy formats, said in a statement. 

"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." 

This latest Netflix special project will be Rock’s second Netflix stand-up special. His first, “Chris Rock: Tamborine" was released in February 2018.

The project also marks the comedian's seventh stand-up comedy special. 

In addition to "Tamborine", Rock released five other specials on HBO throughout the 1990s and 2000s.