Two new comedy specials are being offered by Netflix for its subscribers. Both comedy specials will be from one of the most well-known and funniest comedians of all time, which is the influential Chris Rock.
After 8 years of not performing on stage, the multiple Emmy Award winner is returning to stand-up. Both specials will be brand new and will debut around the world, on Netflix. Rock will soon be taping his first special. There is also a new world tour that is being planned. The Chief Content Officer of Netflix, Ted Sarandos went on to say their reason for choosing Chris Rock:
“Chris Rock is a beloved actor and director, and his remarkable stand-up makes him comic royalty. There is no one like him, and Netflix offers the global platform and creative freedom that will serve as a perfect home for someone with his incredible talent.”
The VP of Original Documentary and Comedy for Netflix went on to share her view about Chris Rock:
“Increasingly, Netflix is becoming the preeminent destination for the stand-up comedy, partnering with top-tier talent across a wide variety of styles and humor, enabling them to bring their fresh, distinctive and hilarious voices to our members in 190 countries, around the world. Our members discover every day that we truly offer something for every comedy fan, and the comedians we partner with understand the power of having a direct line to our ever-growing global audience. Coming on the heels of our first Emmy win in the category (‘Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping’), now is the perfect time to take things to the next level with Chris Rock.”
With the episode airing on October 18th, Chris Rock shared is view about the partnership with Netflix. “I’m very excited to be working with Ted and Lisa and all the good people at Netflix. I can’t wait to get back on stage.” Rapidly, Netflix is becoming the primary source of major original comedy specials (e.g. Patton Oswalt and John Mulaney, which were both Emmy-nominated).
Lauded by critics and peers, Chris Rock is the strongest comedic voice of this generation. He is filling the shoes that Eddie Murphy once wore in his heyday. Numerous memorable moments have been created by the director, writer, producer, actor, and comedian. Along with his many accomplishments and accolades, Chris Rock was the host of the Academy Awards for their 88th annual airing.