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Chris Tucker Premieres His First-Ever Comedy Special On Netflix Today (VIDEO)

(PHOTO COURTESY: Netflix)
(PHOTO COURTESY: Netflix)

“Rush Hour” and “Friday” star Chris Tucker is getting back in the comedy game with his first ever stand-up special, which launches exclusively on Netflix today, Friday, July 10th.  In the special, Chris Tucker shares experiences from childhood to present day, as well as doing his always-anticipated impersonations.  To watch the trailer for “Chris Tucker Live,” click below:

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Chris Tucker Lands Exclusive Deal to Premiere 1st Comedy Special on Netflix

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.

“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 is possibly best known for playing Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour films. He appeared on Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s and landed his first starring role in the 1995 film cult classic Friday opposite Ice Cube.

Chris Tucker Live joins Netflix’s other comedy stand-up specials including Aziz Ansari, Craig Ferguson, Nick Offerman, Chelse Peretti and Chelsea Handler among others.

article by Denise Petski via deadline.com

Actor Justin Hires Cast in Chris Tucker Role for CBS’ “Rush Hour” Series Pilot

CBS' Rush Hour: Justin Hires Cast
Justin Hires (FRAZER HARRISON/GETTY IMAGES)

Actor Justin Hires has been cast in the Chris Tucker role in CBS’ drama pilot adaptation of the “Rush Hour” film franchise.

Hires had a small part in 2012’s “21 Jump Street” and more recently has made appearances on Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele.” In the Warner Bros. TV pilot he’ll play a cocky, maverick LAPD detective who is assigned to work on a case with a stoic detective from Hong Kong. Jon Foo has already been cast in the role played by Jackie Chan opposite comedian Tucker in three “Rush Hour” features.

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Comedy scribes Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick wrote the script for the TV redo and are executive producing with the director and producer of New Line Cinema’s “Rush Hour” pics — Brett Ratner and Arthur Sarkissian — and Jeff Ingold of Lawrence’s Doozier Prods. Jon Turteltaub is directing the pilot and also executive producing.

Hires got his start out of college as an on-air personality for the MTVU cable channel. He’s also produced sketch comedy videos for various YouTube outlets.

article by Cynthia Littleton via Variety.com

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