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Slap in the Face? Chris Rock Will Host First Ever Live Global Comedy Show A Week Before Oscars

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Get ready. Chris Rock is not playing around.

Netflix will air its first ever global LIVE streaming event — a Chris Rock comedy special — on March 4, 2023, one week before the Academy Awards.

Will it be a slap in the face? I think the world will tune in to see what Chris has to say about Will Smith slapping him at the Oscars last year. Netflix must think so, too

The name of the special is “Selective Outrage,” and will be coming to us from Baltimore. This is the first Chris Rock comedy special on Netflix since 2018, and that one was taped.

By the way, isn’t Baltimore near Philadelphia, Will Smith’s home town?

This will definitely give Jimmy Kimmel something to riff on at the Oscars.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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