Chris Rock is set to return to the stage, and all for a very lofty sum.
The comedian has reportedly signed a $40 million contract with Netflix for two stand-up specials, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The specials will mark Rock’s return to stand-up after an eight-year absence.
The website reports the massive contract is rumored to be a record high for a stand-up comedian; $20 million per special is reportedly more than fellow comedians like Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Schumer earn.
THR says the first special will begin taping in 2017 and follow Rock on a world tour that is currently being planned.
“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 in a statement to THR.