Not a bad day at the office.
Chris Rock is on the verge of signing a $40 million contract with Netflix to perform two stand-up specials for the platform, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
The specials will mark Rock's return to the art form after an eight-year absence. Netflix supposedly beat out bids from a number of other cable networks looking to bring rock back to the small screen.
"Chris Rock is a beloved actor and director, and his remarkable stand-up makes him comic royalty," said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter.
"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 just gave Chris Rock 40 million for 2 stand up specials..that's 40M for 1.5 hr of work. Finna go work on these knock knock jokes fam— MH (@_Michaelinho) October 13, 2016
Rock's payday seems to have inspired some budding comedians online.
Chris Rock got 40 million for two specials. Kevin Hart somewhere looking at his agent like "bruh. Im working too hard."— Shyne Coldchain Jr. (@Smooth_Orator) October 13, 2016
And of course, comparisons to other comics were inevitable.
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