Netflix has unveiled plans for its first move into live streaming as the
platform plans to host Chris Rock’s upcoming live stand-up special, Chris Rock: Selective Outrage.
A poster was released by Chris Rock announcing the one-of-its-kind event. See the poster below:
Netflix also uploaded a 44-second video, announcing the same on YouTube on Sunday, December 25.
special which will mark its first global live event will be streamed live on
March 4, 2023, at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT.
The original show will take place in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Watch the teaser here:
The official description of the video read, “See Chris Rock as you’ve never seen him before- streaming LIVE on Netflix. No edits. No cuts. Chris Rock: Selective Outrage. A Global LIVE Event on Netflix, March 4th.”
The teaser shows Rock sitting
in a dressing room, staring into a mirror as a knock is heard and a voice says,
“Chris, they’re ready for ya.” The camera then follows Rock as he makes his way through the backstage and onto the stage, where he is met with stage lights and
an excited audience.
The show will be Chris Rock’s
second Netflix special after Tamborine in 2018. He also appeared alongside Dave Chappelle at
the Netflix is a Joke festival earlier this year.
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The show will be released around
a year after Netflix launched Netflix is a Joke: The Festival, in 2022 which sold
out over 260,000 tickets and featured more than 330 comedians performing 295
shows across 25 venues in Los Angeles.
In a previous statement, Netflix VP of stand-up and comedy formats, Robbie Praw, said, “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.”