Phat Tuesdays: Season 1

Phat Tuesdays: Season 1

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Docuseries celebrating Phat Tuesdays at The Comedy Store, the influential comedy showcase that helped launch the careers of some of the most famous Black comedians in the industry today.

2022USAAmazon Studios, Original Productions, Phat Tuesday Productions, Grammnet Productions
Documentary

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Hood to Hollywood

The story of how Black comedians were shut out of... More “white” comedy clubs in the 90s, and how they found venues in South LA where Martin Lawrence, D.L. Hughley and Robin Harris showcased their talents. After the LA riots, comedian Guy Torry launched Phat Tuesdays, an all-black comedy night at the world-famous Comedy Store.

EPISODE 1.2

This is How We Do It

Phat Tuesdays becomes the hottest club in Los Angeles, attracting... More superstars like Prince, Magic Johnson, and Eddie Murphy while giving many comedians like Nick Cannon, Chris Tucker, Bill Bellamy, and host Guy Torry their big breaks in film and television. But the success increases the tension between Guy Torry and his older brother Joe...

EPISODE 1.3

Who Got Next?

Phat Tuesdays becomes a beacon for female comics who recount... More the sexism they faced. Then, legends like Steve Harvey break down the science behind what it takes to be funny. Meanwhile a new generation of comedy stars launches on social media, and stars of Phat Tuesdays return for a special tribute, including J.B. Smoove, Cedric the Entertainer, Luenell and many others.

Phat Tuesdays: Season 1 | Reviews

100%7 reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

While (it) does not shy away from weighty ideas and real strife — personal and societal — it is also funny.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

There are new revelations and interesting perspectives presented with the benefit of hindsight.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Surprisingly sweet and inspirational for something also quite raucous and more than occasionally raunchy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The first two episodes build the origins of Phat Tuesdays in a compelling and funny fashion and then the third just fizzles.

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Phat Tuesdays: Season 1 | Release Details

Phat Tuesdays: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Prime Video.