Chris Tucker to Star in First Stand-Up Special on Netflix

Chris Tucker

Actor and comedian Chris Tucker will bless fans with his first full-length stand-up comedy special, Chris Tucker Live, this summer exclusively on Netflix.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the streaming service nabbed rights to the special that will showcase Tucker’s comedic chops that have been seen in classic films like Friday and Rush Hour. In addition, the performance will feature impersonations as Tucker shares his experiences from childhood to his success in Hollywood.

“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 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.”

Chris Tucker Live, which is filmed at the Historic Fox Theatre in Tucker’s hometown of Atlanta, Ga., will be available on Friday July 10.

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