Actor and comedian Chris Tucker will headline his first full length stand-up comedy special, “Chris Tucker Live,” premiering exclusively on Netflix on Friday, July 10. Tucker’s stand-up comedy performance will be available to stream in all territories where Netflix is available.
In the special, Tucker returns to the stage he loves, as he shares his experiences from childhood to stardom. 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.
This will be his first on-screen performance since he appeared in “Silver Linings Playbook” 3 years ago. A rumored 4th “Rush Hour” movie is still just that.
In 2013, on the heels of his supporting role in the TWC hit, “Silver Linings Playbook,” Tucker signed up to star in a comedy titled “Second Honeymoon,” which was to be directed by Phil Joanou (“Gridiron Gang”), and would follow a married couple who return to Antigua on their second honeymoon in an effort to spice things up. Chris was to star as one-half of the couple in what would’ve been his first leading role since sharing the screen with Jackie Chan in the “Rush Hour” series. No word on whether that project is still alive.