Chris Rock: Selective Outrage to become first live Netflix special before Oscarstext_fields
Los Gatos: Netflix will air 'Chris Rock: Selective Outrage' on Saturday evening making it the first-ever live show on the OTT platform. The special programme is airing a week before the Oscars.
The entertainment company did not reveal what is the material of Rock's show. Netflix comedy vice-president Robbie Praw said: "March 4 will be a hilarious evening, with an incredible set from Chris Rock - one of the greatest stand-ups of all-time - and contributions from an amazing lineup of special guests. Our goal is to deliver the best stand-up comedy to our members and this live-streaming event further reinforces all the ways we continue to invest in the genre."
Netflix is experimenting with various models after it started losing subscribers in 2022. The streaming platform has already hosted over 35 comedy shows in Los Angeles but they were not available in real-time on the OTT app.
The comedian has spent the last year touring stand-up venues across the world. His routine had jokes about the infamous slap during last year's Oscars. In March 2022, while Chris Rock was hosting the award function, actor Will Smith climbed onto the stage and slapped his face. The aggressive action was a response to Chris making fun of Jada Pinkett Smith's cropped hair which is due to alopecia.
The pre and post-show entertainment will feature celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Sir Paul McCartney, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.