Whaaat?! Chris Rock Just Broke History & He’s Stackin’ $40 MILLION For It
ILOSM family “Pookie” done came up…like WAAAY up, he is blessed! Word on the Old School curb is that he just racked a cool $40 MILLION for only TWO gigs! In the words of Rock from his “I’m Gonna Git U Sucka” days: “Good LAWD that’s a lotta money!”
The history he’s making is that he just accomplished what none of his other comedian counterparts have done, including Jerry Seinfield, who’s one of the highest paid comedians in the game. Read details about this via Hollywood Reporter:
After an eight-year absence, the multiple Emmy-winning comedian has signed a massive pact with Netflix for two stand-up specials, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Sources say Rock has secured a whopping $40 million for the specials, which sets a new high mark for a stand-up comic. The $20 million per special is believed to be more than such A-list comedians as Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Schumer have commanded.
The first Rock show will tape in 2017 and follow a new world tour that is currently being planned. It’s unclear when either that first show will air or when the second will tape and be rolled out.
“Chris Rock is a beloved actor and director, and his remarkable stand-up makes him comic royalty. There is no one like him, and Netflix offers the global platform and creative freedom that will serve as a perfect home for someone with his incredible talent,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said Thursday in a statement.
“I’m very excited to be working with Ted and Lisa and all the good people at Netflix. I can’t wait to get back on stage,” said Rock.
Rock has been far from broke for many years now, but it’s always good for him to look back and know that his days of saying “How much for one rib? Let me get a sip for 15 cents…”F**k the cup and pour it in my hand…” will never be his real life scenario…not EVER again…
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