Chris Tucker is finally back! He started his career as a stand-up comic before moving into the film and television roles he is famous for. Tucker is currently on tour with his most recent stand-up material but is excited to announce that he will be starring in his very first full-length TV special.
Netflix already has a long roster of stand-up comedians including Aziz Ansari, Marc Maron, Jim Jeffries, Nick Offerman, Chelsea Handler, Craig Ferguson, and more. Chris Tucker Live is going to be a great addition to the already extensive library that Netflix offers.
“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.”
Tucker has starred in a lot of classic entertainment like Rush Hour, Silver Linings Playbook, as well as HBO’sDef Comedy Jam. This new project for Netflix gives Tucker even more opportunity to be hilarious. The special was filmed at the Historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia and is going to feature all of his comedic flair with impersonations, jokes, and real life experiences from his childhood.
Chris Tucker Live is premiering on Friday, July 10, on Netflix. It is the first project that Tucker has starred in and produced through his own company, Chris Tucker Entertainment.