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Chris Rock Is Bringing His Stand-Up Show to Arenas Down Under This Winter

In his first tour in five years, the Emmy- and Grammy-winning comedian will play seven shows across Australia and New Zealand in August.
By Sarah Ward
April 04, 2022
By Sarah Ward
April 04, 2022

He's been a presence on comedy stages and screens large and small for decades. He has three Grammys to his name, four Emmys as well, and once made a loveable TV sitcom about his childhood. He's popped up in everything from Beverly Hills Cop II, the Madagascar flicks and Spiral: From the Book of Saw to Saturday Night Live and Fargo. And, he'll be now forever synonymous with the 2022 Oscars — as the entire world won't stop talking about.

The performer in question? Chris Rock, of course. And if you're keen to see him bust out his comedic best without Will Smith in the room, he's coming to Australia and New Zealand in August. This'll mark his first tour in five years, with his latest show playing seven big arena gigs Down Under.

Rock heads our way in-between a long run of US dates — and while his Australian and NZ tour was announced before the Academy Awards it is unsurprisingly getting more attention now.

Wondering if he'll mention the obvious? Taking to the stage in America just days after the Oscars to kick off the tour, he didn't work it into his set. "I don't have a bunch of shit about what happened," he said, according to reviews. "So if you came to hear that... I've got a whole show I wrote before this weekend. And I'm still kind of processing what happened."


August 7 — Spark Arena, Auckland
August 8 — Christchurch Arena, Christchurch
August 10 — Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
August 15 — Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
August 17 — Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
August 20 — Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
August 23 — Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast

Chris Rock's 'Ego Death' tour will hit Australia and New Zealand in August 2022. For further details, and to buy tickets, head to the tour's website.

Top image: Andy Witchger via Wikimedia Commons.

Published on April 04, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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