Chris Rock to film 2 Netflix stand-up specials

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Rock is returning to stand-up on Netflix.

The streaming service says the comedian is filming two stand-up specials after an eight-year absence.

The first show will tape in 2017, following a new world tour.

Rock says in a statement that he "can't wait to get back on stage."

The star of such films as Top Five and Grown Ups is joining a growing roster of stand-up comedians who have filmed stand-up specials for Netflix.

They include John MulaneyPatton OswaltCedric the EntertainerIliza Shlesinger and Ali Wong.

Rock recently hosted the 88th annual Academy Awards and directed the HBO comedy special Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo.

He also guest starred on Fox's Empire.


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