Monday, January 18, 2021

Chris Tucker’s First Standup Special Set for Netflix

Chris Tucker attends The 64th NBA All-Star Game 2015 on February 15, 2015 in New York City
Chris Tucker attends The 64th NBA All-Star Game 2015 on February 15, 2015 in New York City

*Believe it or not, Chris Tucker has never done a full-length standup special…until now.

“Chris Tucker Live” premieres exclusively on Netflix on Friday, July 10, the streaming service announced Monday. 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, the actor and comedian returns to the stage with his on point impersonations an on-stage physicality, and will share his experiences from childhood to the big time.

The special was filmed at the Historic Fox Theatre in Tucker’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Netflix, one of the true global leaders in entertainment, on my first comedy special,” said 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.”

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