How to watch Chris Rock’s live Netflix special
“Selective Outrage” premieres live on Netflix this Saturday, and the streamer will air two exclusive pre- and post-shows that night.
On Saturday, Netflix ventures into new and exciting territory: live television. The Chris Rock comedy “Selective Outrage” is premiering on the streamer this weekend as a special, and Netflix is taking it a step further by letting fans watch the set live.
Recorded at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore, Maryland, Rock’s begins filming at 7pm PT/10pm ET. on Saturday and will be streamed live on Netflix in about 190 countries. “Selective Outrage” appears on Netflix just like any other title that you can click to watch. Since the special is live and therefore only available in English, users will need to make sure their profile settings are set to English as the default language to find it on Netflix.
Users can pause and rewind the special while watching, but (of course) can’t fast-forward to where Rock is in his live set. Audience members joining late will have the option to play the special from the beginning or start the live broadcast immediately.
Comedy fans can also get to the streamer early and stay after the set for the live pre- and post-shows, complimenting Rock’s set; Unlike “Selective Outrage,” which will be available to stream in its entirety after the live taping ends, these shows won’t be available on Netflix until March 4th. Both are hosted by the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, starring “M3gan” and the “Daily Show.” ” correspondent Ronny Chieng will host the pre-show, and David Spade and Dana Carvey will host the post-show.
The pre-show – “The Show Before the Show” – starts at 6:30pm PT/9:30pm ET, 30 minutes before the start of Rock’s set. At 6:20 PM PT/9:20 PM ET, a red “Watch Live” play button will appear on Netflix’s website, inviting fans to join a waiting room before the preshow begins. The aftershow — “The Show After the Show” — will begin right after Rock finishes his special, though it’s unclear what the scheduled end time is. Amy Schumer, Cedric the Entertainer, George Lopez, Ice-T, Jerry Seinfeld, Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, Matthew McConaughey, Paul McCartney, Sarah Silverman, Tracy Morgan, Wanda Sykes and Woody Harrelson will be at the pre-show, while JB Smoove and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are preparing for the closing event.
“Selective Outrage” is Rock’s second Netflix project, following 2018’s standalone “Tamborine.” The Emmy- and Grammy-winning comedian is best known for his early 90s appearances on “Saturday Night Live,” his HBO comedy specials and late-night talk show, and the mid-2000s “Everybody Hates Chris ” known for his sitcom. childhood in New York.
But for many, the main attraction of “Selective Outrage” is that it’s Rock’s first stand-up special since the 2022 Oscars and his infamous fight with Will Smith on stage at the ceremony. The incident received a lot of media attention, and Rock has commented on it several times during live stand-up shows, but be prepared that there will likely be a lot of jokes at Smith’s expense throughout the night.
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