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Oh Netflix, we don’t know what to think of you. On the one hand, you’re bankrolling films by Martin Scorsese and Charlie Kaufman, and bringing bold storytelling in documentaries, television and more to a global audience. But then, you&#8217…

This marks the Emmy Award-winning comedian’s return to stand-up after an eight-year absence The post Two New Chris Rock Specials Coming to Netflix appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Netflix has become a great place for stand-up specials to find a much bigger audience than they used to. Tons of the latest specials from the likes of John Mulaney, Hannibal Buress, Morgan Murphy, Louis CK, Mike Birbiglia, Maria Bamford, Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, Jen Kirkman and more all have some outstanding comedy available to […] The post Chris Rock Working On Two New Stand-Up Comedy Specials For Netflix appeared first on /Film.

The two comic artists will appear at the annual conference presented by the Producers Guild of America.read more

UPDATE with Academy statement: Twenty-four people in the entertainment industry, the majority of whom are of Asian decent, have gone to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to air their grievances about jokes made during the Oscar telecast at the expense of Asians and how they perpetuated stereotypes. For instance, Oscar host Chris Rock used Asian children as props for a sweatshop and math joke, while presenter Sacha Baron Cohen joked about “those yellow men…

“We found a lot of people who said, ‘We’re not going to accept this sort of joke anymore,’ especially right after Cheryl Boone Isaacs gave that speech about diversity,” one of the signatories tells THR.read more