2022 may very well be remembered as the year Chris Rock got slapped by Best Actor winner Will Smith at the Oscars.
In 2023, Rock will most likely be remembered for something entirely different though— on Saturday, March 4 at 10 p.m. EST, he will become the first comedian to perform live on Netflix when he takes the stage at an undisclosed venue in Baltimore to record his new special.
Titled “Selective Outrage,” Rock will most likely address the elephant in the room, too.
“People expect me to talk about the bulls–t. I’m not going to talk about it right now. I’ll get to it eventually — on Netflix,” the “Saturday Night Live” alum said at the time.
However, he’s not quite ready for the taping just yet.
To help polish his act, Rock has lined up seven shows from Feb. 3-26 to prepare for his high-stakes, historic Netflix special.
That includes a Feb. 3 gig at Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino Event Center.
And for fans of the the accomplished comic-actor-writer-director, this is the kicker— tickets are still available for all shows prior to the taping of the special.
Even better, we found some Chris Rock tickets going for under $70 before fees at the time of publication.
Now, here’s where you can find them.
Chris Rock 2023 tour schedule
A complete calendar featuring all upcoming Chris Rock tour dates, venues and the cheapest tickets available for each show can be found below.
|Feb. 3 at the Borgata Casino Event Center in Atlantic City, NJ||$144|
|Feb. 4 at the Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, VA||$70|
|Feb. 5 at the Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, VA||$65|
|Feb. 22 at the Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte, NC||$64|
|Feb. 23 at the Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte, NC||$66|
|Feb. 25 at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN||$84|
|Feb. 26 at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN||$72|
(Note: The New York Post confirmed all above prices at the publication time. All prices are subject to fluctuation and include additional fees at checkout.)
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Chris Rock specials
Rock is known for meticulously workshopping his material in an effort to perfect it prior to releasing it to the world.
As a result, Rock has a near pristine reputation as a jokesmith who tells it like it is and if you haven’t seen his iconic work, well, you’re in for a treat.
To help get you up to speed, here’s how you can find each of Rock’s pre-existing specials.
“Big A– Jokes” (1994) can be streamed on YouTube
“Bring the Pain” (1996) can be purchased on Amazon
“Bigger & Blacker” (1999) can be streamed on HBO
“Never Scared” (2004) can be streamed on HBO
“Kill the Messenger” (2008) can be streamed on HBO
“Tamborine” (2018) can be streamed on Netflix
Note: Some of Rock’s material may be considered NSFW.
Upcoming Chris Rock movies and tv shows
When Rock isn’t tinkering with his jokes, you might be able to find him acting in horror films (2021’s “Spiral”), prestige TV shows (“Fargo”) and of course, comedies (“Top Five,” “CB4,” “2 Days In New York,” “Grown Ups” and “The Week Of”).
Here’s what he has in store in the near future.
“Rustin” tells the story of gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin (played by Colman Domingo), who helped organize the 1963 March on Washington. Rock will be joined by fellow stars Audra McDonald and Jeffrey Wright in the film.
“Kara,” a new TV series, comes from Steppenwolf Theatre alum Anna Shapiro. The two have a fruitful professional relationship as well— in 2011, Rock starred in Shapiro’s critically-acclaimed Broadway show ““The Motherf- – – – – With the Hat.” As of now, plot details for the show are under wraps.
“I Am Maurice” is the inspirational tale of a Haitian immigrant who comes to America after the 2010 earthquake to pursue his boxing dreams. Rock is set to star in the film alongside Leslie Jones and comic Wil Sylvince.
Chris Rock celebrity relationship
Rock has been linked to actress and comedienne Lake Bell as far back as July 2022.
Page Six reported the pair “(left) a dinner date at celebrity hot spot Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, CA.”
You can read more about their whirlwind romance here.
Other comedians on tour in 2023
While Rock has a relatively short tour schedule, many comics will be taking their punchlines to venues all over the country all year long.
Here are just five household acts that may coming to a city near you in the next few months.
• Steve Martin with Martin Short
Want more? Our list of the 51 biggest comedians on tour in 2023 can be found here.