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“Why Should We Settle for 10 Minutes in Another Documentary?”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With the Creators of ‘Phat Tuesdays’

Reginald Hudlin, Guy Torry, Finesse Mitchell and Luenell discuss their three-part Prime Video documentary series, focusing on the Comedy Store showcase for Black talent launched in 1995. BY THR STAFF | The Hollywood Reporter Starting in 1995, The Comedy Store in Hollywood turned over a small room on a struggling night…

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‘Phat Tuesdays’ Creator Guy Torry Teases Potential Return Of Pioneering Comedy Night At Center Of Docuseries – Contenders TV: Docs + Unscripted

Peter White | Deadline Phat Tuesdays, a pioneering comedy night held at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles during the mid-1990s and early 2000s, helped pave the way for comedians including Chris Tucker, Nick Cannon and Tiffany Haddish. The three-part Amazon Prime Video docuseries Phat Tuesdays: The Era of Hip Hop Comedy explores the…

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Reginald Hudlin Reveres Phat Tuesdays

For the director, chronicling fabled days at The Comedy Store was a chance for learning and laughs. CHRISTINE CHAMPAGNE | Emmys.com “I’ve always been a very serious student of comedy, and for the first half of my career, that was my business,” says Reginald Hudlin, who made a name for himself…

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Reginald Hudlin – Director/Producer – “House Party”, “Django Unchained”, “Boomerang,” Marshall,” “Black Panther”

Inside Out with Paul Mercurio Oscar nominated Reginald Hudlin, one of the most influential filmmakers of his generation shares hilarious, never-before-heard stories about the birth and rise of “Phat Tuesdays at The Comedy Store,” the subject of his new Amazon docuseries “Phat Tuesdays.”  The series documents the importance of the…

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Amazon’s ‘Phat Tuesdays’ : TV Review

Reginald Hudlin’s three-part docuseries fills in a key absence from Showtime’s ‘The Comedy Store,’ focusing on the all-Black standup showcase that launched in the 1990s. By Daniel Fienberg | The Hollywood Reporter Back in 2020, Showtime premiered Mike Binder’s five-part docuseries about Hollywood’s iconic Comedy Store. Titled, appropriately, The Comedy Store,…

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Phat Tuesdays is a hilarious nostalgia ride back to the golden age of hip-hop comedy.

Directed by Reginald Hudlin, this Prime Video docuseries sheds light on how Guy Torry helped foster a generation of great comedy. By Stephen Robinson | AV Club The three-part docuseries Phat Tuesdays: The Era Of Hip-Hop Comedy boasts the engaging realness of a Saturday afternoon cookout. There’s frank discussion, riotous laughs, and…

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‘You went in there to kill’: Stand-ups remember the urban comedy explosion of Phat Tuesdays

By ALI LERMAN – Los Angeles Times From 1995 to 2005, the comedy show “Phat Tuesdays” at the Comedy Store, created by comedian and actor Guy Torry, was a movement. In the midst of a predominately white comedy scene in L.A., Torry broke barriers creating opportunities for up-and-coming Black comedians…

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‘Phat Tuesdays’ docuseries recalls the Black comedy showcase that changed Hollywood

By PETER LARSEN | plarsen@scng.com – Los Angeles Daily News Comedians J.B. Smoove, Kym Whitley and DeRay Davis, as well as director Reginald Hudlin and executive producer Kelsey Grammer, talk about the influential comedy showcase founded by Guy Torry. When comedian J.B. Smoove moved to Los Angeles to do standup, he knew exactly…

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Phat Tuesdays Creator Guy Torry Reflects on the Magic of Black Audiences

February 2, 2022 by NALEDI USHE – POPSUGAR If you don’t know about Phat Tuesdays, it’s time to get acquainted. Founder Guy Torry brought “the hood to Hollywood” every Tuesday night at The Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard, where Black comedians could be unapologetically Black in front of a predominantly Black audience….

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‘Phat Tuesdays: The Era of Hip Hop Comedy’ Remembers the Renaissance for Black Comedians in Hollywood

JEANINE T. ABRAHAM – Black Girl Nerds If you need to turn off the world and laugh until your cheeks hurt, Phat Tuesdays: The Era of Hip Hop Comedy is the perfect documentary to binge-watch this winter.  The three-part documentary series tells the behind-the-comedy story of the groundbreaking all-Black showcase created, hosted,…

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‘Phat Tuesdays’ Docuseries From Guy Torry & Reginald Hudlin Gets Prime Video Series Greenlight, Premiere Date

By Denise Petski Senior Managing Editor Prime Video has given a series greenlight to Phat Tuesdays, a docuseries from Guy Torry, creator and host of the famed Phat Tuesday comedy shows at LA’s The Comedy Store, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Reginald Hudlin (The Black Godfather, Marshall), Amazon Studios, Original Productions, Phat Tuesday Productions and Kelsey Grammer’s Grammnet Productions. The…

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