Netflix has released the first poster and trailer for Chris Tucker‘s impending stand-up special, Chris Tucker Live, the first live stand-up special to feature the Rush Hour alumn. Following a scene-stealing supporting role in David O. Russell‘s largely disposable Silver Lining Playbook, Tucker has been slowly been creeping back into the spotlight, following a long absence from film and television starting in the mid-late aughts. Before that, he was best known, of course, as the animated partner of Jackie Chan‘s hard-nosed cop in the Rush Hour trilogy, as well as excellent supporting turns in Quentin Tarantino‘s sublime Jackie Brown, the classic comedy Friday, and the less-than-sufferable Money Talks, in which he co-starred with noted inebriant fanatic Charlie Sheen.
From the little evidence gleaned by the fleet trailer, Tucker’s stand-up swings wildly from the personal to the professional, and the clash between the two. The trailer begins with him hyping up the audience before talking about the impossibility of staying cool while working with Michael Jackson, specifically referencing his work in the “Rock My World” video, which he starred in alongside the King of Pop. Later on, he goes into a generally pretty tame bit about marriage, center on telling his father about possibly getting hitched and his father’s reliable warning that he’ll want to escape the bonds of matrimony sooner or later. Despite that rote route, there’s more than enough evidence to suggest that the show will have its fair share of howls and guffaws when it begins streaming on Netflix this friday, July 10th.
Check out the trailer and full poster below: