Chris Tucker’s first stand-up special to premiere on Netflix in July
James R | On 23, Mar 2015
Actor and comedian Chris Tucker’s first ever full-length stand-up show will premiere on Netflix this summer.
Tucker, best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour series, became a favorite on Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s and came to prominence in his first starring role, the 1995 film cult classic Friday starring opposite Ice Cube. In 1997, Tucker was an executive producer and starred in the hit movie, Money Talks with Charlie Sheen.
Now, he will headline his first full length stand-up comedy special, titled Chris Tucker Live. It 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.
In the special, Tucker returns to the stage of the Historic Fox Theatre in Tucker’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, and showcases his comedic chops, as he shares his experiences from childhood to the big time.
“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,” says 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,” adds 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.”
The show will premiere exclusively on Netflix on Friday 10th July.