Even if you’ve never heard of Phat on Tuesdays, a night at The Comedy Store in Hollywood where various Black comedians get a chance to shine and be discovered, many famous names stage fame was also famous.
Stars like Cedric the Entertainer, Nick Cannon, Tiffany Haddish, Chris Tucker, Dave Chappelle and many more had a great respite that night, thanks to comedian and founder Guy T’le, who created a showcase for rising black comedy stars from the 1990s. His journey to The Comedy Store and all of the good, bad, and bad that followed was captured in a single recording. The fascinating way in the Prime Video three-part corpus Phase Three: The Age of Hip Hop Comedycurrently streaming.
In addition to documenting how the Comedy Act Theater, in Los Angeles’ Crenshaw County, paved the way for HBO Def Comedy Jam, which then created a want and demand for Phat on Tuesdays, the film also in tribute to the late, great Robin Harris. He’s a boisterous and boisterous Chicago native who wowed Black comedy audiences with his brilliant play “Bebe’s Kids.” Harris died of a heart attack in his sleep at the age of 36.
Phat on Tuesdays also honored Bernie Mac, who, like Harris, hailed from Chicago. In one of the best moments of the archives, the Mac made its first appearance in Def Comedy Jam in 1992.
Fans may remember his feathered jeans and sloppy delivery, but it was comedian Bill Bellamy who explained the behind-the-scenes story of Mac coming to the stage after the comedian preceded him. She – who was never on camera – was horribly bombed. And that’s why Mac keeps saying, “You don’t understand. I’m not afraid of you, because as Tucker also explains, the Mac is really fearless.
Comedian who will become a famous name thanks to the concert movie Comedy King 2000 and the Fox sitcom Bernie Mac Show (2001-06), died of complications of sarcoidosis in 2008 at the age of 50.
Those two tributes were touching, but also somewhat hopeful. The surprise is the road Phat on Tuesdays pays tribute to Bob Saget, who has been described as a foul-mouthed white ally who intrepidly loved performing in front of black crowds. Saget, who starred on Happy home and its Netflix sequel Fuller House, died in January. He is 65 years old.
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https://tvline.com/2022/02/04/phat-tuesdays-black-comedians-prime-video-robin-harris-bernie-mac/ Documentary ‘Phat Tuesday’: Black Comedians, Robin Harris, Bernie Mac