Netflix Is Paying Chris Rock SO MUCH DAMN MONEY For Two Comedy Specials
Netflix’s domination of the entertainment industry seems unsurmountable. Stand-up comedy is a big genre for Netflix, who regularly pays top talent top dollar to debut a new comedy special. But the amount of money they’re paying Chris Rock for two stand-up specials over the next two years is mind-boggling.
$40,000,000 for his first comedy specials in two years.
After an eight-year absence, the multiple Emmy-winning comedian has signed a massive pact with Netflix for two stand-up specials, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Sources say Rock has secured a whopping $40 million for the specials, which sets a new high mark for a stand-up comic. 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.
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.
Congrats to Chris. Reminds me of his legendary bit about worshipping money from his HBO comedy special years back. It’s too damn true.