Chris Rock Goes Live with ‘Selective Outrage’
Chris Rock wears a white shirt, khaki pants, and white shoes in his dressing room.

CHRIS ROCK KEEPS IT ROLLIN’

The outspoken comic goes live with his first standup special in five years, Chris Rock: Selective Outrage.

4 August 20233 min read

Netflix stepped into the live performance space this year with a comedy special from one of the most renowned comedians of all time: Chris Rock. The three-time Grammy and four-time Emmy winner returned with his first special in five years, Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, which broadcasted live from the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland. Leading up to the much-anticipated performance, Netflix aired a live pre-show hosted by comedian Ronny Chieng, with special guests Leslie Jones and Arsenio Hall; the evening concluded with a live post-show led by David Spade and Dana Carvey, with appearances from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and more. The comedians and friends of Rock created an unforgettable atmosphere of electricity and excitement.

Chris Rock wears an all-white outfit and walks around a dark set.

Selective Outrage is now nominated for Emmys in three categories: Outstanding Variety Special (Live), Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special, and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special. Spanning non-racist yoga pants, wokeness, family dynamics, and the highly anticipated response to the Will Smith slap, Rock’s relevant and ever-funny commentary further cemented his legend status, commanding viewers’ attention and laughter from beginning to end. Chris Rock: Selective Outrage was one of the most highly anticipated live events of the year, and Rock delivered as only a pro could.