Chris Rock: TamborineLatest News and Opinion
Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
Chris Rock's publicist explains why his Netflix special is called "Tamborine," and not "Tambourine"
Rock's first standup special in a decade was named after the Prince song, "Tamborine," which The Washington City Paper as “roughly two minutes of threadbare metaphor for masturbation."
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 9:04PM EST
How a comedian half Chris Rock's age ended up directing his Netflix Tamborine special
Former MTV star Bo Burnham, 27, was tapped to direct the 53-year-old Rock's first standup special in 10 years thanks to the work he did on Jerrod Carmichael's HBO special that aired last year. "Chris had seen Jerrod Carmichael’s special 8 that I directed last year and he just really flipped for it. He asked Jerrod who directed it and it was me, so then I met with him," says Burnham. "I went to see one of his live shows and just briefly talked to him about the possibilities of what this special could be like and look like. We seemed to vibe pretty quickly."
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 4:30AM EST
Chris Rock's Tamborine comedy special reveals a comic transformed
"This special, his first in a decade, is more searching and confessional than his previous work, digging into the end of his marriage after 16 years," Jason Zinoman says of Rock's Netflix Valentine's Day special. "He has honed this material, beefing up jokes and cutting out fat, and his comedy has become tighter, funnier if also slicker, shifting from a story of a comic struggling with demons to one describing how he once was lost and now he’s found."
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 1:51PM EST
Chris Rock announces his first standup special in 10 years is dropping tomorrow on Netflix
The new special, titled Tamborine, is one of two standup specials Rock is set to deliver as part of a $40 million deal with Netflix.