Filed under: Huh, I had no idea. It was just announced that Chris Tucker, the comedic actor best known for his roles in Friday, Rush Hour, and, gratingly enough, The Fifth Element, will be performing his first-ever stand-up special which will debut on Netflix. The streaming service has made quite the impact over the past few years releasing a wide variety of stand-up specials from all kinds of talents. Now, I’ve never heard Chris Tucker do stand-up, so I have no idea what’s in store for viewers or fans.
From the press release by Netflix:
In the special, Chris Tucker returns to the stage he loves and showcases his mind-blowing comedic chops, from his pitch perfect impersonations to his singular on-stage physicality, as he shares his experiences from childhood to the big time. The special was filmed at the Historic Fox Theatre in Tucker’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.
“Chris Tucker is a true global movie star and a one-of-a-kind talent whose remarkable energy, delivery and original style make him one of the funniest comedians of our time,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. “We cannot wait to share his distinct and hilarious voice with our members across the globe.”
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Netflix, one of the true global leaders in entertainment, on my first comedy special,” said Chris Tucker. “Before people started seeing me in movies, I was doing standup. It’s always been a part of me, and now I’m excited to share it with my fans around the world.”
Chris Tucker Live marks the first project that Tucker has starred in and produced through his own company, Chris Tucker Entertainment, bringing on board Phil Joanou to direct.
The special will be available to stream on July 10th