Chris Rock's Netflix Special To Come One Year After the Oscars Slap Controversy

Chris Rock, a comedian and actor known for his controversial jokes and a public altercation with Will Smith, is set to premiere his second stand-up special on Netflix on March 4, 2023.

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Chris Rock's Netflix Special To Come One Year After the Oscars Slap Controversy

Chris Rock, a comedian and actor known for his controversial jokes and a public altercation with Will Smith, is set to premiere his second stand-up special on Netflix on March 4, 2023. The special, titled "Chris Rock: Selective Outrage," will be Rock's first live performance on the streaming platform.

Robbie Praw, Netflix's vice president of stand-up and comedy formats, said in a statement, "Chris Rock is one of the most iconic and important comedic voices of our generation. 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 live comedy event follows Netflix's "Netflix is a Joke: The Festival," which took place in the spring of 2022 and featured over 330 comedians performing at 35 locations in Los Angeles.

While Rock is known for his comedic talent, he made headlines in 2020 when Will Smith slapped him at the Oscars after Rock made jokes about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Smith later apologized to Rock in a video, saying, "I apologize to you.

My behavior was unacceptable, and I'm here whenever you're ready to talk." Regardless of the controversy, Rock's upcoming special is sure to be a highly anticipated event for fans of stand-up comedy.

Chris Rock

Chris Rock is a comedian, actor, and writer who has been active in the entertainment industry for over three decades.

He first gained fame as a cast member on Saturday Night Live in the late 1980s and has since gone on to have a successful career in stand-up comedy, film, and television. In addition to his work as a performer, Rock is also known for his humanitarian efforts.

He has worked with organizations such as UNICEF and the Red Cross, and has spoken out about issues like gun violence and racial inequality. Rock has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, and an Academy Award for his writing on the film "The Chris Rock Show."

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