Chris Rock And Netflix Settle A Record-Breaking $40 Million Deal; Actor Gets Back To Stand-Up Comedy
A Chris Rock-Netflix record-breaking $40 million deal has been recently signed by the multiple Emmy-winning comedian and the American multinational entertainment company. This would end the 8-year hiatus of Rock from the work that catapulted him to the top of the entertainment industry. His deal with Netflix will require him to star in the company's two stand-up specials.
This Deal Sets a New Record High for Stand-Up Comedy
Some sources said that this Chris Rock-Netflix record-breaking $40 million deal is setting a new record high for this kind of entertainment. This deal represents $20 million per special which is more than what A-list comedians such as Amy Schumer, Jerry Seinfeld and Louis C.K. have commanded. Rock will be at his wits to come up with new things to justify his hefty price.
"Chris Rock is a beloved actor and director, and his remarkable stand-up makes him comic royalty," said Ted Sarandos Netflix CCO in a statement. "There is no one like him, and Netflix offers the global platform and creative freedom that will serve as a perfect home for someone with his incredible talent," he added. Sarandos is credited with the success of "House of Cards."
Netflix Is Confident About The Success Of The Deal
The hefty price tag of the deal is unusually high but the entertainment company thinks that Rock is really worth it. The stand-up comedian and Oscar awards host had a very successful career. On his belt are the Saturday Night Live show and his Oscar hosting gigs. He was also recognized by such august bodies like the Grammys and the Emmys.
"I'm very excited to be working with Ted and Lisa and all the good people at Netflix," said Rock. "I can't wait to get back on stage," he added. Lisa Nishimura is the Vice President of Original Documentary and Comedy Programming at Netflix.
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