He is ready to talk. Chris RockThe new stand-up comedy special will air live on March 4, a week before the 2024 Oscars.
Chris Rock: Selective Outrage will be the streaming platform’s first live global event on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 10 p.m. ET.
The comedy set will air a week before the Oscars, which are scheduled for March 12. This will be Rock’s first TV special since being slapped at the 2022 Oscars last March.
The ceremony, Rock, 57, was presenting when he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smithher head shaved, suggesting she should be thrown into a G.I. Jane suite. the Red table discussion host, 51, who suffers from alopecia, rolled her eyes at the comment, and her husband, Will Smithapproached the stage and slapped the Saturday Night Live alum.
“Will Smith just scared the hell out of me,” Rock said. the King Richard star, 54, shouted, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.”
Shortly after the assault, the Emancipation star resigned from the Academy and was banned from all Academy events – including the Oscars – for the next decade. He issued a public apology for his “unacceptable and inexcusable” actions a day after the awards were presented. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of place and I was wrong. I’m embarrassed and my actions weren’t indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness,” he wrote via Instagram.
After keeping a low profile for several months, Smith took to YouTube in July to post another lengthy apology and shared that while he reached out to Rock, the Everybody Hates Chris alum did not speak to her. “The message that came back is that he is not ready to talk. And when he is, he will reach out,” Smith said. “So I’ll tell you, Chris, I apologize. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk. …I try not to think of myself as a piece of shit.
Rock briefly touched on the famous slap in the comedy sets, but he avoided going too deep. “I’m fine, if anyone was wondering. I got most of my hearing back,” Rock said during a stand-up in May at the Royal Albert Hall in London. “Don’t expect me to talk about the bulls. I’ll talk about it at some point – on Netflix. Your tickets were expensive, but not that expensive.
In July, he opened up more about the situation. “Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face,” he joked during a standup in Holmdel, New Jersey, on July 24, an eyewitness told Us Weekly exclusively. “I’m not a victim, motherfucker,” he later added. “Yeah, that hurts, motherfucker. But I shook that shit off and went to work the next day…I don’t go to the hospital for a paper cut.
After Tamborine in 2018, Selective outrage will be Rock’s second stand-up special for Netflix.
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