Chris Rock to film two stand-up specials for Netflix

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Chris Rock is returning to stand-up on Netflix.

The streaming service says the comedian is filming two stand-up specials after an eight-year absence.

The first show will be recorded in 2017, following a world tour.

Oscars host Chris Rock
Chris Rock (Vince Bucci/AP)

Chris said in a statement that he "can't wait to get back on stage".

The star of such films as Top Five and Grown Ups is joining a growing roster of stand-up comedians who have filmed specials for Netflix.

They include Jimmy Carr, John Mulaney, Patton Oswalt and Cedric the Entertainer.

Chris Rock
(Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Chris recently hosted the 88th annual Academy Awards and directed the HBO comedy special Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo.

He also guest starred on Fox's Empire.