Amazon Prime’s latest docuseries takes a glance again on the Black comedy renaissance of the ’90s via the eyes of iconic comedians who received their begin on the legendary Comedy Retailer on the Sundown Strip. “It was 1995. Comics again then had been predominately white, and I stated, ‘Man, there’s so many humorous folks doing comedy within the hood,’ however there was nobody there to see it. And I used to be like, ‘OK, I’ll change that sh*t,'” says Man Torry, the host and creator of Phat Tuesdays, a weekly comedy evening dedicated to giving Black comedians their activate stage.
“For the primary time, I used to be in a position to do Black humor.”
“Stand-up comedy for Black comedians was born out of some particular circumstances,” says Tommy Davidson within the trailer. What began out as an experiment in pleasure following the aftermath of the 1992 LA riots shortly grew to become the preferred comedy present in Hollywood throughout the ’90s. By bringing collectively comedians from all walks of life, Torry was in a position to assist kick-start the careers of comedy idols like Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, Chris Tucker, Kevin Hart, and plenty of extra. “For the primary time, I used to be in a position to do Black humor,” Steve Harvey says earlier than the digicam cuts to Regina King including, “This was actually our house.”
Together with never-before-seen footage from the Comedy Retailer, Phat Tuesdays: The Period of Hip Hop Comedy options unique interviews from world-famous personalities together with Anthony Anderson, Tichina Arnold, Nick Cannon, Snoop Dogg, Cedric the Entertainer, Tiffany Haddish, Jay Pharoah, Jo Koy, Luenell, Flame Monroe, Craig Robinson, JB Smoove, Kym Whitley, and extra.
The three-episode docuseries premieres Feb. 4 on Amazon Prime. Within the meantime, see what number of well-known faces you’ll be able to spot within the full trailer right here.