Chris Rock is going where no comedian has gone before – live on Netflix.
The streaming giant said on Thursday that Rock will be the first artist to perform on the company’s first live, global streaming event.
The comedy special is set to stream in early 2023, but few other details were disclosed.
“Chris Rock is one of the most iconic and important comedic voices of our generation,” Robbie Praw, Netflix vice president of stand-up and comedy formats said in a statement.
Chris Rock is about to make history as the first artist to perform LIVE on Netflix!
The legendary comedian, writer, director, and actor’s newest comedy special will premiere live — globally — in early 2023 on Netflix! pic.twitter.com/U8ozz2BLV1
— Netflix (@netflix) November 10, 2022
“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 honoured that Chris is carrying this torch.”
This will be the first significant test of live streaming on Netflix, potentially opening the door for other programmes to get the live treatment.
It will be Rock’s second Netflix stand-up special. His first, Chris Rock: Tamborine, debuted in February 2018.