Tuesday, February 28, 2023 – Chris Rock will finally address Will Smith’s Oscar’s slap nearly a year later as he prepares for his upcoming Netflix special.
The show, titled Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, will be the first ever livestream broadcast by the streaming service when it airs on March 4, at 9:30pm ET.
Rock, 58, will be joined by Amy Schumer, Jerry Seinfeld, and Leslie Jones during the performance.
‘If you were waiting to see Rock on tour address the infamous Will Smith slap situation… the comedian is waiting to spill his humorous take on it on his live Netflix stand-up special,’ a source close to the broadcast told Page Six.
The insider said Rock has been working with ‘veteran comedy writers’ to ensure his jokes about the slap are ‘solid and funny.’
While another said: ‘People need to tune in till the last joke, they will not be disappointed.’
The special will be filmed at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore. It airs one week before the Academy Awards that go out on March 12.
Other comedians who will appear on the special include David Spade, Arsenio Hall, and JB Smoove. NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is also slated to appear.