Chris Rock’s live Netflix special will shoot in Baltimore in March the first-ever event of its kind
The livestreaming of the comedian Chris Rock’s upcoming Netflix special without any edits will be the first of its kind.
Additionally, it takes place in Baltimore.
Sunday, Netflix announced that the upcoming “global event” would stream live from an unidentified Baltimore location at 10 p.m. on March 4. It provided additional information about “Chris Rock: Selective Outrage” would be released “soon.”
The company’s spokespersons did not immediately respond to an inquiry regarding when and from which venue Rock would perform.
Rock would become the first artist to perform on the platform for a “live, global streaming event,” the company stated in November. It will be Rock’s second comedy special for Netflix, following 2018′s “Chris Rock: Tamborine.”
Since then, the comedian has gained notoriety for both a shocking incident at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles earlier this year, when actor Will Smith slapped Rock in the face, and for a comedy tour that has seen some shows sell out.
Rock showed up in Baltimore on the tour in April, where a few tickets went for more than $600.
“I’m aight, I’m aight,” Rock told the crowd, adding he had “nicks and bruises” but that “for the most part, I’ve healed.”
At the show, he mostly didn’t talk about the controversy directly, but he did say that he thinks Americans are afraid to “offend someone.”
“Words only hurt if you’ve never been punched in the face,” Rock said during the 90-minute set.
During that trip, he was also observed in Fells Point, between performances at the Lyric Performing Arts Center, at the Sound Garden record shop.
The Lyric’s website lists a different event for March 4 that starts at 8 p.m., making it appear unlikely that Rock’s March special will return there.
Netflix previously hosted a live, in-person comedy festival called “Netflix is a Joke: The Festival.” It sold in excess of 260,000 tickets, as per the organization. At least some of the shows at the festival were recorded and later made watchable.
In a statement released in November, Robbie Praw, the company’s vice president of stand-up and comedy formats, referred to Rock as “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,” Praw said. “This will be an unforgettable moment and we’re so honored that Chris is carrying this torch.”