Comedy Dynamics Acquires Tony Rock’s Debut Stand-Up Special ‘Rock The World’

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy Dynamics on Wednesday announced its acquisition of Tony Rock: Rock the World, the debut special from comedian Tony Rock, for release later this year.

Rock detoured from his “Rock The Mic Comedy Tour” to tape the special at The Long Beach Laugh Factory. In it, he offers a fresh take on post-pandemic life, covering Black culture, gender, and relationships.

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Jay Chapman directed Rock the World, with Dana Marshall and Charleston Rock serving as producers of the special.

“This project has been a monumental endeavor, crafted during countless nights of brainstorming, rewriting, and perfecting every single bit,” said Rock in a statement to Deadline. “As we approach the release date, I feel an immense sense of pride and accomplishment. This isn’t just a show; it’s a milestone in my career, and I believe it’s some of my best work yet.”

Stated Brian Volk-Weiss, Founder and CEO of Comedy Dynamics, “I’ve wanted to work with Tony Rock my whole career, and I still can’t believe this is. They better put seatbelts on the La-Z-Boys!”

A comedian, actor and producer known to some as the younger brother of comic Chris Rock, who has been performing stand-up since the late ’90s, Tony recently starred on CBS’s sitcom Living Biblically and has also been seen on series like Everybody Hates Chris and All of Us. Notable feature credits include Killing Hasselhoff and Think Like a Man.

Also seen hosting for programs like HBO’s All Def Comedy and NBA TV’s The Warm Up, along with BET’s Black Card Revoked and Apollo Live, Rock hosts the podcast Live from the Green Room and is also the founder of the MyROCK Diabetes Foundation, a charity organization established in honor of his late father.

Most recently announcing its acquisition of specials from Raanan Hershberg and Tommy Tiernan, Comedy Dynamics has also previously put out stand-up from the likes of Ali Wong, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan and Pete Davidson, among others. Additionally, the company has produced Netflix’s Daytime Emmy Award-winning series Down to Earth with Zac Efron, among many other projects for film and TV.

Rock is represented by Independent Artist Group and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.

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