Chris Rock Adds Jerry Seinfeld, Ice-T, & More To Netflix Special

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Chris Rock Performs in Concert in Oslo
OSLO, NORWAY - OCTOBER 07: Chris Rock performs live on stage during The Total Blackout tour at Oslo Spektrum on October 7, 2017 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Nigel Waldron/Redferns)
Chris Rock's live Netflix special will be a star-studded affair.

Chris Rock's highly-anticipated live standup special, Selective Outrage, has added a number of high-profile guests who will be making appearances throughout the night. Among the guests will be Amy Schumer, Cedric the Entertainer, Ice-T, Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Paul McCartney, Sarah Silverman, and Wanda Sykes. There will be a live pre-show titled The Show Before the Show that will air from Los Angeles’ iconic Comedy Store nightclub on Sunset Boulevard with Ronnie Chieng, Leslie Jones, Deon Cole, and Arsenio Hall. Afterward, Rock will be performing at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre for an unspecified amount of time. The night will end with The Show After the Show, featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, JB Smoove, and Hall back in L.A. Selective Outrage will air on Netflix on March 4, 2023.

“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,” Robbie Praw, Netflix VP of Stand-up and Comedy Formats, said in a statement, according to Variety. “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.”

Chris Rock On Stage

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 10: Comedian/actor Chris Rock performs his stand-up comedy routine during a stop of his Total Blackout tour at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on June 10, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

“We’re thrilled the entire world will be able to experience a live Chris Rock comedy event and be a part of Netflix history,” Praw said in a statement, as noted by The A.V. Club. “This will be an unforgettable moment and we’re so honored that Chris is carrying this torch.”

The stand-up special will be the first test of Netflix's venture into live-streaming content. Logistically, they've stated that at a “Watch Live” button will appear on the platform's user interface at around 6:20 PM, PT on March 4. If a user joins the stream later, they can opt for a “Play from the Beginning” option. Selective Outrage will be Rock's first special for Netflix since 2018's Tamborine. Check out an announcement trailer for the special below.

"Selective Outrage" Trailer


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