After eight years away, Chris Rock is returning to stand-up. Netflix announced Thursday that Rock is teaming up with the streaming platform for a pair of fresh comedy specials as part of a $40 million deal, followed shortly by a world tour that’s currently in the planning stages. The first special is scheduled to be taped next year.
“I’m very excited to be working with Ted and Lisa and all the good people at Netflix,” Rock said in a press release. “I can’t wait to get back on stage.” As part of the deal, the Hollywood Reporter notes that Rock will be bagging a very nice $40 million, i.e. $20 million per special. By THR‘s estimates, that’s enough to set a “new high mark” for stand-up comics and is “believed to be” higher than previously bragworthy paydays scored by Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, and others.
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