Chris Rock's first stand-up special in 10 years comes out this week

Chris Rock in the Netflix special "Tamborine." [Courtesy of Netflix]
Chris Rock in the Netflix special "Tamborine." [Courtesy of Netflix]
Published February 13 2018

After a long stint away, Chris Rock is coming home.

On Wednesday, one decade after his last stand-up special, Kill the Messenger, Rock, one of the most acclaimed stand-up comics alive, will release a new Netflix production, shot at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, minutes away from the Bed-Stuy neighborhood where he grew up. Rock will be telling jokes he has developed from his recent global tour, which began a year ago in Durham, North Carolina.

The special is called Chris Rock: Tamborine, a reference to a joke he tells about relationships during a part of his show where he delves into his divorce (Valentine’s Day is a pointed choice of release date). The comic Bo Burnham, who shot Jerrod Carmichael’s recent special 8, directs.

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