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Host Chris Rock speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Netflix is paying Chris Rock $40 million for two stand-up specials



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."

Rock's payday seems to have inspired some budding comedians online. 

And of course, comparisons to other comics were inevitable. 

Let us know!

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