Chris Rock’s Jada Pinkett Smith Joke Has Increased His Net Worth

Chris Rock Comedy Tour: The Jada Pinkett Smith joke at the Oscars has paid off in an unexpected way for the comedian. 
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Chris Rock’s Jada Pinkett Smith joke at the Oscars, which resulted in him getting slapped by Will Smith, has ended up increasing his net worth.

According to secondary ticket seller TickPick, the funnyman’s upcoming Ego Death World Tour 2022 has had passes sell at a much faster rate since the shocking incident on March 27.

The day after it happened, the company tweeted: “We sold more tickets to see Chris Rock overnight than we did in the past month combined.”

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To boost sales more, Rock’s friend and fellow funnyman Adam Sandler promoted the tour too. On Twitter, the actor reposted the promotional image and tweeted: “Can’t wait for this. Love you buddy!”

Rock is believed to kick off his tour on March 30 at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre, where he will perform until April 1.

According to TickPick, the ticket prices were set at $46 on March 18. Following the Oscars, the cost jumped to a whopping $411.

A spokesperson for the company reportedly told The Times: “As of today, TickPick reports that 51% of its sales for Chris Rock’s tour (which went on sale on 2/24) have come since the Oscars. In terms of sales within the last week, TickPick has had 88% of sales for the tour come through since the Oscars.”

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The Ego Death World Tour marks Rock’s first stand-up following a five-year hiatus.

It’s believed he last was working the comedy circuit during his Total Blackout gigs in 2017 and 2018.

Following the incident at the Oscars, Rock has yet to make a comment.

However, it’s been reported that the 57-year-old has ‘declined’ the opportunity to file a report against the King Richard star.

The Los Angeles Police Department reportedly told Variety: “LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program.

“The incident involved one individual slapping another. The individual involved has declined to file a police report.

“If the involved party desires a police report at a later date, LAPD will be available to complete an investigative report.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.