Netflix Teams With Chris Tucker For His New Stand-Up Special


Urban Daily

Urban Daily

You might not see Chris Tucker starring in a movies anytime soon, but you can catch him doing what he loves to do best, tell jokes.

Tucker stuck a deal with Netflix to air his up-coming comedy special.

Per Hollywood Reporter

The streaming service will unspool Chris Tucker’s first full-length stand-up comedy special, Chris Tucker Live, on Friday, July 10, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Filmed at the Historic Fox Theatre in Tucker’s hometown of Atlanta, Ga., the special will showcase his comedic chops, including impersonations, as he shares his experiences from childhood to his success in Hollywood.

“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.”

Chris Tucker Live represents the first project that Tucker has starred in and produced through his own company, Chris Tucker Entertainment. Phil Joanou is set to direct.  

Tucker joins the likes of Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman and others who partnered with the streaming service to air their comedy special.



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