Chris Tucker had the world of comedy in the palm of his hand during his 90s heyday, from Def Comedy Jam to Friday to the first Rush Hour movie. He’s also been relatively quiet since the third Rush Hour flick, only showing up in one movie (2012’s Silver Linings Playbook), but he’s ready to come back into the spotlight.
Tucker will participate in his first full-length standup special, aptly called Chris Tucker Live, courtesy of streaming juggernaut Netflix on July 10, at the Fox Theater in his hometown of Atlanta, GA, where he’ll be doing a residency. Is this the return of the Smokey-era Tucker that the world fell in love with 20+ years ago? Only time will tell. Check out some of his Def Comedy Jam material above.