It’s been over a decade since Chris Tucker graced a stand-up stage with regularity, but that’s all about to change. The comedian and film actor, best known for 1995’s classic “Friday” and the “Rush Hour” series, is heading back to stages around the country. While it’s unclear whether fans have been waiting for his comeback with bated breath, (Tickets were still available for his first show in Memphis) having one of the funniest men ever come back to the stage is something to celebrate.
Known for his rapid-fire delivery and high-pitched voice, the 38-year-old comic should have a wealth of material to choose from. He once claimed that during an arrest in 2005, he was speeding down an Atlanta highway because he was late to church. Tucker became good friends with the late Michael Jackson after his hilarious impersonations of the icon and should certainly have some funny stories to share in tribute. Tucker may also explain the holdup of “Rush Hour 4,” which has apparently been completed for a 2012 release, though there is no date as of yet.
Here are his upcoming tour dates around the country