While nostalgic fans still hold the breath for a proper Friday sequel, Chris Tucker’s first stand-up comedy special, Chris Tucker Live, is slated to premiere on the world’s favorite streaming service in Netflix, Deadline has learned.
In addition to it being Chris Tucker’s first stand-up comedy special, the televised event also injects a bit of familiarity for the actor, as it was taped in his hometown of Atlanta at the Historic Fox Theatre.
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Netflix, one of the true global leaders in entertainment, on my first comedy special,” Tucker said via statement. “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.”
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos was equally exciting saying, “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.”
Since starring in the box-office favorite Rush Hour trilogy, Tucker’s appearances on the screen have slimmed down considerably. The comedy special is said to be a return to greatness as he gets back persona that made audiences fall in love with him on the aforementioned Friday flick.
Chris Tucker Live will be directed by Phil Joanou and produces by Chris Tucker Entertainment. It airs on July 10, 2015.