In another coup for online delivery of programming, the first stand-up comedy special starring veteran comedian Chris Tucker will premiere exclusively on Netflix. Deadline.com reports that the streaming service will roll out “Chris Tucker Live” on Friday, July 10.
“Tucker produces through his banner, Chris Tucker Entertainment, with Phil Joanou set to direct,” Deadline reports. “Filmed at the Historic Fox Theatre in Tucker’s hometown of Atlanta, Ga., the special will showcase Tucker’s comedic chops, including impersonations, as he shares his experiences from childhood to the big time.”
Said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos: “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. We cannot wait to share his distinct and hilarious voice with our members across the globe.”
Tucker added: “I’m thrilled to be partnering with Netflix, one of the true global leaders in entertainment, on my first comedy special. Before people started seeing me in movies, I was doing stand-up. It’s always been a part of me, and now I’m excited to share it with my fans around the world.”
Tucker is known for the “Rush Hour” movies, “The Fifth Element” and “Friday,” among many other feature roles.