Comedian Chris Rock is gearing up to tackle one of the most infamous moments in Oscars history.
It’s been nearly a year since Will Smith slapped Rock during the 94th annual Academy Awards, and it seems the comedian is finally ready to address the incident head-on.
Last December, Netflix dropped a 30-second teaser trailer for Rock’s upcoming live comedy special, “Selective Outrage.” While the trailer didn’t reveal much about the topics he planned to cover, it left fans eager for more.
Now, according to unnamed sources cited by Page Six, it has been confirmed that Rock will discuss the Oscars incident during the special. “If you were waiting to see Rock on tour address the infamous Will Smith slap situation… the comedian is waiting to spill his humorous take on it on his live Netflix stand-up special,” the source reportedly said.
While the slap won’t be Rock’s only material, the source urged viewers to tune in, promising that “they will not be disappointed.” Rock has reportedly collaborated with experienced comedy writers to hone his banter to make sure his jokes land well with the audience. According to the same Page Six article, his banter was described as “solid” and “funny.”
In the most recent trailer, which Netflix and Rock uploaded, the comedian states that his session will have “no pre-records, no edits,” promising an authentic, unfiltered experience for his viewers. In fact, this will be Netflix’s first-ever live-stream stand-up show, adding to the anticipation surrounding the special.