Chris Rock is about to become the first comedian to perform live on Netflix, which feels like a nice boon after all that slap business.
As reported by Deadline, Rock will be live-streamed on Netflix early next year, although no official date has been confirmed yet.
It will be Rock’s second stand-up special for the streaming giant. And judging by recent comments made during a London show, the infamous Will Smith slap incident may be touched on in the upcoming live special.
“People expect me to talk about the bullshit, I’m not going to talk about it right now, I’ll get to it eventually, on Netflix,” he said during his ‘Ego Death’ tour stop in the city. Now that’s how you pull in the big viewing figures.
“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 honoured that Chris is carrying this torch,” Robbie Praw, Netflix VP of Stand-up and Comedy Formats said in a statement.
One person who’ll probably watch the live special is Christian Bale. The actor had to “isolate” on the set of Amsterdam because Rock was being just too funny.
The film’s director David O. Russell initially had the comedian tell the actor funny stories to help them get along, but the idea soon backfired.
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Rock turned out to be “so bloody funny”, however, that it prevented the notoriously studious Bale from properly getting into character.
“But Chris is so bloody funny and I found that I couldn’t act, because I was just becoming Christian laughing at Chris Rock,” Bale comically revealed about the experience.