Chris Rock's First Special Since The Will Smith Slap

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How many slap jokes is too many?

Posted: January 13, 2023

Are you ready for the first ever live-streamed stand-up comedy event on Netflix? Chris Rock is set to make history on March 4th, 2023, with a live stream of his comedy show taking place in Baltimore, Maryland. This event is significant not just because it's the first of its kind on the streaming platform, but also because it's taking place almost exactly a year after the infamous Will Smith slap incident at the 2022 Oscars.

Fans are wondering what Chris Rock will have to say about the incident in his comedy routine, but it seems that he's not ready to talk about it yet. Will had previously reached out to Chris saying "I apologize to you uh my behavior was unacceptable and I'm here whenever you're ready to talk."

But it's not just the potential slap jokes that have people talking, it's also the format of the event. Unlike previous comedy specials, this one will be a live stream, with no editing or re-takes. It's going to feel as close to being at the actual show as possible. This is a unique approach to releasing comedy content, and it's not the first time we've seen comedians try something new. Just a few months ago, Andrew Schultz had a live release of his latest special. But even that was still more of a live viewing party for an already edited hour.

So what can we expect from Chris Rock's live stream? Some fans who have seen him perform this same hour on tour have said it's his best set in 20 years. One fan even said "He's top of his game, it's crazy." It's clear that Chris Rock is a seasoned comedian who continues to push the boundaries and innovate in his craft. And as one person in the video points out, "the best comedians are over 50" and they just keep getting better if they keep working at it.

So mark your calendars for March 4th, 2023, and get ready for a night of live, unedited stand-up comedy with Chris Rock.

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