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Amazon Prime Premieres 'Phat Tuesdays: The Era of Hip Hop Comedy' Starring Guy Torry


Phat Tuesdays: The Era of Hip Hop Comedy, an Amazon Original three-part docuseries, is now premiering exclusively on Prime Video. The docuseries shows the heart and soul of today’s most influential Black entertainers as it, also, depicts the unbelievable story of how one man moved mountains to launch an all-Black comedy night, at The Comedy Store, as told by Anthony Anderson, Tiffany Haddish, Steve Harvey, Regina King and others.


Started by Guy Torry, during the 90’s era, Phat Tuesdays started out as an experiment, but turned into one of the greatest urban comedy explosions to hit Los Angeles, elevating the careers of Black entertainers. Hollywood executives had been going down to The Comedy Act Theater to discover black comedians, but the 1992 LA Riots changed all that and they stopped going. The shutdown of opportunities bothered Guy, so he started Phat Tuesdays at The Comedy Store, in Hollywood, and brought black talent to the entertainment industry leaders (or brought the hood to Hollywood). Phat Tuesdays at The Comedy Store had a 10-year run (1995-2005). It introduces audiences to a different era and walks them down memory lane with today’s biggest comedians and personalities.


Guy Torry’s ‘Phat Comedy Tuesdays’ attracted icons and legends such as Richard Pryor, Tupac, Prince, Eddie Murphy and more, filling the room on a Tuesday night to see the sold-out weekly show. Comedians who have performed on stage, at Phat Tuesdays, include: Tiffany Haddish, Chris Tucker, Kevin Hart, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Fox, Nick Cannon, Anthony Anderson, Lil Rel Howery, Chris Rock, Craig Robinson, Dave Chappelle, J.B. Smoove, Kym Whitley, Jay Pharoah, Tichina Arnold, Luenell, DeRay Davis, and more.


Guy Torry, the founder and host of Phat Tuesdays,’ serves as an executive producer, alongside Academy Award-nominated producer Reginald Hudlin and Byron Phillips. Jeff Hasler, Brian Lovett, and Jeff Bumgarner for Original Productions, and Kelsey Grammer and Tom Russo for Grammnet Productions, also serve as executive producers.



(Photo Credit: Courtesy of Kita Williams/CR8 Agency)

Phat Tuesdays: The Era of Hip Hop Comedy is now available on Prime Video.


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