This fall, Chris Rock will be heading home.
The multiple-Emmy Award winning comedian is slated to headline an all new stand up comedy special, titled 'Chris Rock: Kill The Messenger,' which premieres Sept. 27.
The 90-minute special will feature footage from three different performances; at South Africa's Carnival City Casino, New York's legendary Apollo Theatre and the Carling Apollo Hammersmith in London.
"I wanted to do the type of stand-up special that I've never seen before, and the only place that I could see doing that is at HBO," Rock said. "I love HBO because they want to take chances."The Brooklyn-reared funnyman recently set a Guinness World Record on "The No Apologies Tour" by playing to crowds of 15,900 at Greenwich's O2 venue, marking the largest audience for a stand-up comedy performance in British history.
'Time' magazine, which previously anointed Rock "The funniest man in America," also named him one of the "100 Most Influential People In The World" last May.
"Chris Rock is a master of insightful comedy who never fails to engage his audience," noted HBO Original Programming chief Nancy Geller. "He has a unique voice that surpasses mere comedy."
Legendary producer-director Marty Callner is helming the project. His previous HBO credits include comedy specials starring Dane Cook, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams and George Carlin.
"It is certainly a fun challenge doing something radical with an artist of the magnitude and talent of Chris Rock," he observed. "Of course, it shouldn't be a surprise when you blend a brave artist with a brave network."
'Kill The Messenger' follows four of Rock's other HBO specials, including 2004's Emmy Award-nominated 'Never Scared,' 2000's Emmy Award-nominated 'Bigger & Blacker,' the groundbreaking 1996 Emmy Award winning 'Bring the Pain' and 1994's CableACE winner 'Big Ass Jokes.'
The Emmy Award-winning HBO late-night talk show 'The Chris Rock Show' ran for four seasons and garnered critical raves.