Chris Rock’s Netflix Special to Air 1 Week Before Oscars


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He’s prepared to speak. Chris Rock‘s new stand-up comedy particular will probably be broadcast dwell on March 4, one week earlier than the 2024 Oscars.

Chris Rock: Selective Outrage would be the streaming platform’s first dwell world occasion on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 10 p.m. ET.

The comedy set will probably be broadcast one week earlier than the Oscars, that are set for March 12. It’ll be Rock’s first televised particular since he was slapped on the 2022 Academy Awards final March.

The ceremony, Rock, 57, was presenting when he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith‘s shaved head, suggesting she ought to be forged in a G.I. Jane sequel. The Pink Desk Discuss host, 51, who has alopecia, rolled her eyes on the remark, and her husband, Will Smith, approached the stage and slapped the Saturday Evening Stay alum.

Chris Rock Sets Date for Live Netflix Special Nearly 1 Year After Will Smith Slap

Will Smith strikes Chris Rock on the 94th Annual Academy Awards
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“Will Smith simply smacked the s—t out of me,” Rock stated. The King Richard star, 54, yelled again, “Preserve my spouse’s title out your f—king mouth.”

Shortly after the assault, the Emancipation star resigned from the Academy and was banned from all Academy occasions — together with the Oscars — for the following decade. He issued a public apology for his “unacceptable and inexcusable” actions at some point after the awards present. “I wish to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I used to be out of line and I used to be unsuitable. I’m embarrassed and my actions weren’t indicative of the person I wish to be. There is no such thing as a place for violence in a world of affection and kindness,” he wrote through Instagram.

After laying low for a number of months, Smith took to YouTube in July to put up one other prolonged apology and shared that whereas he’d reached out to Rock, the Everyone Hates Chris alum didn’t converse to him. “The message that got here again is that he’s not prepared to speak. And when he’s, he’ll attain out,” Smith stated. “So I’ll say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My habits was unacceptable and I’m right here everytime you’re prepared to speak. … I’m making an attempt not to think about myself as a bit of s–t.”

Rock has briefly addressed the notorious slap in comedy units, however he has averted going too in-depth. “I’m OK, if anyone was questioning. Received most of my listening to again,” Rock stated throughout a stand-up set in Might at London’s Royal Albert Corridor. “Don’t anticipate me to speak in regards to the bulls–t. I’ll discuss it sooner or later — on Netflix. Your tickets have been costly, however not that costly.”

In July, he opened up additional in regards to the scenario. “Anybody who says phrases damage has by no means been punched within the face,” he joked throughout a stand-up efficiency in Holmdel, New Jersey, on July 24, an eyewitness instructed Us Weekly completely. “I’m not a sufferer, motherf–ker,” he later added. “Yeah, that sh-t damage, motherf–ker. However I shook that sh-t off and went to work the following day … I don’t go to the hospital for a papercut.”

Following 2018’s Tamborine, Selective Outrage will probably be Rock’s second stand-up particular for Netflix.