'Phat Tuesdays': 5 things to know about comedy documentary on Prime Video
The upcoming documentary has famous stars tell us the story of how this platform helped launch their careers
Prime Video's upcoming documentary, 'Phat Tuesdays', tells the story of how Guy Torry kickstarted an all-Black comedy night at the world-famous Comedy Store so that all voices were heard. This took place after the LA riots in the 90s.
'Phat Tuesdays' is the story of the many voices that were shut out due to “white” comedy clubs during the 90s. It's the coming together of black comedy voices and how they eventually found venues in South LA to showcase their talents.
When does 'Phat Tuesdays' release and where can you watch it?
'Phat Tuesdays' releases on February 4, 2022, on Prime Video.
What is 'Phat Tuesdays' all about?
The official synopsis reads: "Docuseries examining the influential 90's comedy showcase started by Guy Torry that helped launch the careers of some of the most famous Black comedians in the industry."
Who stars in the documentary?
Bob Saget was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and was an actor, stand-up comedian, and writer for the film industry.
Saget is most famously known for his role as Danny Tanner in ABC sitcom 'Full House' and its Netflix sequel 'Fuller House'. He is also known for his work on 'Entourage' and 'Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd'.
Saget was the voice of narrator Ted Mosby, on the popular CBS sitcom, 'How I Met Your Mother', and between the years 1989 to 1997, he was also the original host for 'America's Funniest Home Videos'. His 2014 album called, 'That's What I'm Talkin' About' was nominated for the Grammy Award, under the Best Comedy Album category.
On January 9, 2022, 65-year-old Saget was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando. A funeral was held for him on the 14th, and he was buried next to the graves of his parents and sister, at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery.
The rest of the cast includes Regina King, Tiffany Haddish, Chris Tucker, Anthony Anderson, Steve Harvey, Pauly Shore, J.B. Smoove, Lil Rel Howery, Dave Chappelle, Snoop Dogg, Cedric the Entertainer, Nick Cannon, Marsha Warfield, Tommy Davidson, Luenell, Jay Pharoah, and Finesse Mitchell.
The documentary is directed by Reginald Hudlin.