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Netflix To Stream Two Chris Rock Stand-Up Comedy Specials

Netflix has signed comedian/actor/writer Chris Rock to film two stand-up comedy specials, the OTT service said Thursday.

Rock, who is returning to stand-up comedy performances after an eight-year absence, will tape the first of two stand-up shows for Netflix in 2017, with the second special yet to be scheduled, according to Netflix.

Rock most recently hosted the 88th Academy Awards telecast, as well as directed HBO’s comedy special Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo.

"Chris Rock is a beloved actor and director, and his remarkable stand-up makes him comic royalty," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer in a statement. "There is no one like him, and Netflix offers the global platform and creative freedom that will serve as a perfect home for someone with his incredible talent,”