Netflix is gearing up for its first
live global streaming event.
On March 4, the streaming giant will air its first live stand-up special,
Chris Rock : Selective Fury , and the just-announced live pre- and post-show. The former, now titled The Show Before the Show, will be live at 6 p.m.: 10 pm PT to kick off the night with live commentary from fellow cartoonists and messages from famous friends of the Rock, including Amy Schumer and Jerry Seinfeld . Ronny Chieng of The Daily Show will host with Arsenio Hall, Deon Cole and Leslie Jones among others. Later in the day, comedians David Spade and Dana Carvey will join guests to host the after-show episode, which is charging The Show After the Show Like JB Smoove and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .
For the main event, the Rock will be live from the stage in Baltimore, MD at 7pm PT ( pm ET) and is expected to do the same material — including a joke about being slapped by Will Smith at last year’s Oscars — on his way as ” have been doing Chris Rock Self-Death World Tour.” Rock’s second Netflix special opens on March 4 It will still be available to stream after the day airs, but only live coverage will be available before and after the show to further enrich an already groundbreaking evening.
In recent years, Netflix has achieved undisputed dominance in stand-up comedy, with a library of features featuring everyone from Dave Chappelle and Schumer to Bill Burr and the Rock. While the streamer is no longer handing out the eight-figure specials it once was, the latest “live” show follows the streamer’s highly successful Netflix Is a Joke: The Festival before it. 330 Spring. Live Live Events done in partnership with Live Nation sold more than 260, TICKETS, EXCEED COMEDIC PERFORMANCE260 The program exceeds 10 Los Angeles venues, including Dodger Stadium.
As for next month’s soiree dedicated to rock, Netflix VP stand-up and comedy Format Robbie Praw stated in a statement, “Our goal is to deliver the very best in stand-up comedy to our members, and this live event further reinforces all the ways we continue to invest in the genre.”
The half-hour preview will take place at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, where producers will be able to hear from entertainers Cedric, Ice-T, Sir Paul McCartney, Sarah Silverman and
Gram The Reese Rock Show Vet Wanda Sykes. Produced by Den of Thieves before and after the show, directed by ex-Jimmy Kimmel Live! showrunner Joe DeMaio, executive producer Jill· Jill Leiderman and Jared Morell of Den of Thieves. Joel Gallen is ready to produce and direct the Rock special.
So far, Netflix has only been good with the concept of live programming, while rivals such as Apple TV+ and Amazon’s Prime Video have entered in the form of sports rights. The former has 30 Yearly deals for MLS games and Friday night MLB games ), which partnered with the NFL for Thursday Night Football, the league’s first exclusive national streaming rights deal. For its part, Netflix will broadcast the SAG Awards
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