LOS GATOS (CBS SF/AP) – Chris Rock is returning to stand-up comedy on Netflix. The streaming service says the comedian is filming two stand-up specials after an eight-year absence.

The first show will tape in 2017, following a new world tour. In a statement, Rock says he “…can’t wait to get back on stage.” Rock is reported to make $40 million for both specials. That’s higher than comedians Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Schumer.

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The star of such films as “Top Five” and “Grown Ups” is joining a growing roster of stand-up comedians who have filmed stand-up specials for Netflix. They include John Mulaney, Patton Oswalt, Cedric the Entertainer, Iliza Shlesinger and Ali Wong.

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

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