Chris Rock is returning to stand-up with a huge deal that marks a record for a stand-up comic. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Rock signed a $40 million deal with Netflix to do two stand-up specials.
“The $20 million per special is believed to be more than such A-list comedians as Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Schumer have commanded,” THR reports. “The first Rock show will tape in 2017 and follow a new world tour that is currently being planned. It’s unclear when either that first show will air or when the second will tape and be rolled out.”
Netflix reportedly landed the deal with Rock after a bidding war involving multiple networks.