How to watch Chris Rock's live Netflix special Selective Outrage online right now

Chris Rock performing at Netflix's Chris Rock: Selective Outrage
(Image credit: Kirill Bichutsky/Netflix)

Netflix finally went live, and you can still watch Chris Rock: Selective Outrage online, even if you missed it as it happened This was the first live-streamed event in Netflix history, as the big red streaming machine catches up to the rest of the best streaming services.

Chris Rock Selective Outrage date and time

Date: Saturday, March 4
Time: 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT / 3 a.m. GMT (Sun.) / 2 p.m. AEDT (Sun.)

Yes, while Peacock, Paramount Plus — heck, even HBO Max and Apple TV Plus stream soccer — have all been airing live streams of various sorts, Netflix has been waiting. And its grand debut into the field of live events focuses on one of its core competencies: standup comedy.

The event was broadcast from the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore, Maryland, but that wasn't the only part of the evening. As for what Rock talked about? Yes, Chris Rock talked about Will Smith slapping him at The Oscars Slap, among other things.

Prior to that special, though, there was a half-hour live pre-show called "The Show Before the Show." It airs from Los Angeles' The World Famous Comedy Store. Ronny Chieng (The Daily Show, M3GAN) hosts, and guests include Arsenio Hall, Leslie Jones and Deon Cole. It will also feature commentary from famous friends of Rock's such as Cedric The Entertainer, Ice-T, Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart and Sir Paul McCartney.

Netflix tried to keep people around with its post-show, which had a similary-awkward title as the pre-show: "The Show After The Show." David Spade and Dana Carvey will serve as hosts. Guests are set tom included Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, JB Smoove and Arsenio Hall.

When does Chris Rock: Selective Outrage air on Netflix?

Chris Rock: Selective Outrage began at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Saturday (March 4). 

That was 3 a.m. GMT and 2 p.m. AEDT on Sunday, respectively, in the U.K. and Australia.

You can watch it on Netflix. The pre- and post-shows are not online.

The Show Before The Show started at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT / 2:30 a.m. GMT / 1:30 p.m. AEDT.

The Show After The Show took place once Rock's set was over.

Is there a Chris Rock: Selective Outrage trailer?

Netflix didn't provide a trailer for this event, but did drop the above date announcement for its big special.

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