Chris Rock Drops His 1st Netflix Special on Valentine’s Day

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Netflix is all about the art of the surprise. On Super Bowl Sunday, the streaming subscription service dropped The Cloverfield Paradox, directed by Julius Onah, with no warning.


And this Valentine’s Day, folks will have Chris Rock to Netflix and chill to.

Rock will drop his first comedy special in 10 years on Feb. 14. Chris Rock: Tamborine is the first of two specials with the service; he was reportedly paid tens of millions for the stand-ups, much to the public chagrin of comedians Amy Schumer and Mo’Nique.

New York mag reports that Tamborine, directed by Bo Burnham, was taped at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City and, allegedly, in front of an all-black audience, as Rock reportedly asked for.

Come through, Pookie!

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Angela Helm

Ms. Bronner Helm is a Contributing Editor at The Root. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.