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Christ Tucker on a Standup Movie

Published August 8, 2007 in Movie Interviews
By Fred Topel | Image property of WireImage.
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It's been so long since we've seen Chris Tucker, but we may get to see a lot more of him soon. Now that Rush Hour 3 is finished, the comedian is planning to go back on the road and make a standup movie.

Chris Tucker Returns to Standup

"A lot of my fans haven’t seen my stand up and don’t know that I came from a stand up background," said Tucker. "I want to do like Eddie Murphy did with Raw and Richard Prior Live In Long Beach and Live on the Sunset Strip and I just want to get that done, because every comedian wants to do that and get that out there."

The standup movie may remain a family affair, at least in terms of Tucker's professional family. "We’re talking to Brett [Ratner] about directing the stand up movie and I am going to go on tour late September, all of October. Right after the movie comes out I want to jump on the road and tour a little bit."

The film will not just be a recording of Tucker's stand-up show. "It will be behind-the-scenes, but mainly be my live stand up on stage and I have a lot of behind-the-scenes too, and I want to do a little something different, maybe film some scenes for the movie, but a couple surprise stuff."

Preparing his new material, Tucker finds that his career provides the most fodder. "I would love to talk about working with Jackie, people love to hear about that. People love to hear about making movies, my early movie Friday, they love that when I talk about that, and also being a father now. I have an eight-year-old son and how that changed me and how that is and growing up and different things. And how it is being famous now, how different it is."
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