Chris Rock Returns To Stand-Up In Big Deal With Netflix For 2 Comedy Specials

One of the most popular standup comedians of the last two decades, Chris Rock, is returning to the stage for two new comedy specials at a new TV home. In an extremely competitive situation, the specials have landed at Netflix in a deal that sources peg to be in the neighborhood of $40 million, a record for comedy specials.
Rock is coming off a 20-year relationship with HBO where he has done five standup specials, from the 1994 Big Ass Jokes to the 2008 Kill the Messenger.

One of the most popular standup comedians of the last two decades, Chris Rock, is returning to the stage for two new comedy specials at a new TV home. In an extremely competitive situation, the specials have landed at Netflix in a deal that sources peg to be in the neighborhood of $40 million, a record for comedy specials. Rock is coming off a 20-year relationship with HBO where he has done five standup specials, from the 1994 Big Ass Jokes to the 2008 Kill the Messenger.