Chris Rock to film his first special in 9 years | New deal with Netflix

Chris Rock to film his first special in 9 years

New deal with Netflix

Chris Rock is to record his first stand-up special in nine years.

The comic has  signed a deal to film two shows for Netflix, the first coming out next year.

It will be his first show since 2008’s Kill The Messenger,  which won him an Emmy for outstanding writing.

Netflix boss Ted Sarandos, said: ‘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.’

Rock said: ‘I’m very excited to be working with Ted and all the good people at Netflix. I can’t wait to get back on stage.’

All of the comedian’s previous five specials have been for the HBO channel, starting with Big Ass Jokes in 1994. Two years later, Bring The Pain established him as a major comedy voice.

He hosted the Oscars earlier this year and directed Amy Schumer’s 2015 comedy special Live At The Apollo.

Published: 13 Oct 2016

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