Chris Rock's Netflix stand-up special to premiere on Valentine's Day

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It is one of two comedy specials he landed at Netflix - rumoured to be an extremely competitive deal "in the neighbourhood of US$40 million (RM157 million), a record for comedy specials", noted Deadline.

It comes across like an ad for a new instalment of STOMP, but a press release assures fans that the special will feature Rock covering "the gamut of contemporary issues, with incisive and insightful commentary on life". Rock joins the ranks of other splashy comedy acquisitions Netflix has made in recent years, including shows and specials from Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, and David Letterman.

Today, Netflix announced a surprise Valentine's Day treat for all the lovers out there.

Here's how Netflix is describing the first comedy special for the legendary comedian in a decade.

Chris Rock: Tamborine is directed by Bo Burnham and filmed at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Alas, Rock's new special - which is called Chris Rock: Tamborine - will mark Rock's first special in more than 10 years.

On February 3, to the confusion of just about everyone, it released a psuedo-teaser for Tamborine with no connection to Rock.

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