Chris Rock’s Netflix comedy special will air nearly year after Oscars slap

Chris Rock’s upcoming Netflix comedy special will air nearly a year after he was assaulted by Will Smith at the Oscars credit:Bang Showbiz
Chris Rock’s upcoming Netflix comedy special will air nearly a year after he was assaulted by Will Smith at the Oscars credit:Bang Showbiz

Chris Rock’s upcoming Netflix comedy special will air nearly a year after he was assaulted by Will Smith at the Oscars.

The comic, 57, announced his ‘Selective Outrage’ show would stream live on March 4, 2023, after Chris was slapped in the face by Will, 54, at the 94th Academy Awards on March 28 when he made a joke about the 51-year-old actor’s wife Jada’s haircut.

It will be the first time Netflix has attempted a live stream, with the special due to be shot in Baltimore, Maryland.

Chris promised there will be “no pre-records, no edits” and Netflix says the show will be seen in “190 countries all at once”.

The stand-up has made occasional gags about the Oscars slap during his 2022 stand-up tour, ‘Ego Death’, but has promised he will go into more detail about the incident at another time.

He joked in April he wouldn’t talk about it “until I get paid”.

Robbie Praw, Netflix’s vice president of stand-up and comedy formats, said about the live special: “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.”