Chris Tucker

Trailer for Netflix’s Chris Tucker special drops

The comedian, who started his career in stand-up, will premiere his very first performance for the SVOD on July 10.
July 6, 2015

Comedian Chris Tucker’s very first comedy special is coming to Netflix on July 10.

The trailer was released on July 6, giving fans a taste of Tucker’s performance.

Tucker’s roots are in stand-up comedy. (He got his start on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in the 90s). In the mid ’90s, however, his star began to rise and he was cast in several feature films, among them the Rush Hour series (starring alongside Jackie Chan), and Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element. In 2006, following his payout from Rush Hour 3, Tucker was among the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.

Following that film, Tucker’s film career slowed down. His next movie appearance was in Silver Linings Playbook in 2012 as he made a return to his comedy roots. He began his stand-up comeback in 2011, but Chris Tucker Live is his first full-length special.

Netflix watchers may have noticed another trailer drop over the July 4 weekend — but not by Netflix. A short teaser for the SVOD’s upcoming adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events was uploaded to Youtube by user Eleanora Poe.

The name of the account is a reference to a minor character in the tween-targeted book series by Lemony Snicket (whose real name is Daniel Handler), and immediately prompted excitement among longtime fans. However, Netflix has since confirmed to media outlets that the trailer is a phony. Netflix acquired the rights to the series in 2014. The official trailer is still anticipated.

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