Chris Rock to Make History With Netflix’s First Ever Live Performance

Chris Rock is set to make history as the first person and comedian to perform live on Netflix.

The streaming is giving live programming a chance a starting with the legendary comedian, writer, director, and actor’s newest comedy special. The special will stream live, globally, in early 2023. Additional details are expected to be shared at a later date.

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“Chris Rock is one of the most iconic and important comedic voices of our generation,” Robbie Praw, Netflix’s vp 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.”

Netflix has already hosted a live in-person comedy event, Netflix is a Joke: The Festival, which took place this past spring. And featured Rock alongside Dave Chappelle, but Rock’s special takes Netflix’s live events a step further by being streamed to subscribers. With the success of the event could signal a significant new path for Netflix.

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Rock’s last comedy special for Netflix was 2018’s Chris Rock: Tamborine.

More details to come later.

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