Amazon Prime Video announced that Phat Tuesdays, a docuseries from Guy Torry, creator and host of LA’s The Comedy Store’s Phat Tuesday, will debut on Feb. 4.
Directed by Reggie Hudlin, the three-part docuseries highlights Torry’s Phat Tuesdays at The Comedy Store. This groundbreaking comedy showcase helped jumpstart the careers of some of the most sought-after Black comedians in the industry.
Phat Tuesdays chronicles how Torry moved mountains to launch an all-Black comedy night at The Comedy Store following the events of the 1992 L.A. riots. His efforts were in order to spotlight Black performers and ended up launching the careers of several prominent comics. What started as an experiment in ‘90s Los Angeles turned into a must-see, hilarious experience, elevating Black voices to have their turn on the stage. The showcase regularly brought together people from all walks of life—icons and ex-cons, stars and starlets, pros and regular joes—for one purpose, laughter, and became the most popular comedy show in Hollywood during the ‘90s.
Phat Tuesdays features some of today’s most famous comedians and personalities, including Anthony Anderson, Tichina Arnold, Nick Cannon, Dave Chappelle, Snoop Dogg, Cedric the Entertainer, Tiffany Haddish, Steve Harvey, Lil Rel Howery, Regina King, Jo Koy, Luenell, Flame Monroe, Jay Pharoah, Craig Robinson, JB Smoove, Chris Tucker, Kym Whitley, and more.
The docuseries includes exclusive interviews with comedians and celebrities who were there, and never-before-seen footage of legendary comedy sets.
Executive producers include Torry, director Reginald Hudlin, Byron Phillips, Original Productions’ Jeff Hasler, Brian Lovett and Jeff Bumgarner and Grammnet Productions’ Kelsey Grammer and Tom Russo. Co-executive producers include Joshua Firosz and Darren Toon for Original Productions as well as Jordan McMahon for Grammnet Productions.
Phat Tuesdays is produced by Amazon Studios, Original Productions, Phat Tuesday Productions and Grammnet Productions.