About a year after Will Smith’s Oscars slap, Chris Rock will finally address it as he gets ready for his forthcoming Netflix special.
When it airs on March 4 at 9:30 p.m. ET, the program, Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, will be the streaming service’s first-ever livestream broadcast.
Leslie Jones, Jerry Seinfeld, and Amy Schumer will perform with Rock, 58, during the event.
If you were hoping to see comedian Rock address the iconic Will Smith slap incident when he was on tour, Page Six has learned that he would instead discuss it in lighthearted fashion during his live Netflix stand-up special.
Rock has been working with “experienced comedy writers,” the insider claimed, to make sure his jokes about the slap are “solid and entertaining.”
One person added: “People need to tune in till the final joke; they won’t be let down.”
The Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore will serve as the location for the show. It airs one week before to the March 12 Academy Awards broadcast.
David Spade, Arsenio Hall, and JB Smoove are some of the other comedians that will take part in the program. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a former NBA star, will also make an appearance.