Tucker’s joke-filled tour makes its SA stop
ACTOR and comedian Chris Tucker will make his way to South African stages as part of his international tour for his stand-up show.
Best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour films, Tucker will perform in Cape Town, Durban and Joburg in November.
In an exclusive interview with Independent Media this week, the American comedian said he’s been to more than 14 countries in Africa and he’s excited to be coming back here.
Tucker’s first stand-up film, Chris Tucker Live was released on Netflix in 2015.
Speaking about what made him get back into stand-up, he said: “You know, I started out doing stand-up so it’s my foundation.
“It’s what helped me get to where I am today and get into films. And with movies, you get to act and play different characters and I always put a lot of me in the characters, but with stand-up, it’s real life. It’s all me.”
Asked what happens if the audience doesn’t laugh or respond too well to his material, Tucker laughs: “Oh man, you keep going and you just keep talking.
You need to find something that connects with the audience, keep searching. And I prepare ahead of time.” Comedy aside, Tucker is a dedicated humanitarian involved in philanthropic work through The Chris Tucker Foundation.
¡ He performs at GrandWest on November 7. Tickets range from R345-R2 000 at Computicket.