29. Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy
Release Year: 2019
Directed By: Brian Volk-Weiss
Starring: Arsenio Hall
Release Date: Tuesday, Oct. 29
The first of three high-profile debut Netflix comedy specials from well-known comics, but the last one to premiere, Arsenio Hall brings his brand of comedy and storytelling to the streaming giant for the first time. The talk show host, comedian, and actor returns to his roots for a stand-up set that truly covers all the bases. Hall’s had a long and full career with peaks, valleys and plenty of encounters with major celebrities. Without a doubt, Smart & Classy has hilarious and juicy stories.
In Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy, the comedian tackles all of the subjects you would expect him to blow through, given the temperature of comedy right now. (But let’s just hope his set is less controversial than Dave Chappelle’s latest special.) Hall riffs on everything from the relationship between politics and stand-up comedy, his experiences on Coming to America, what it was like winning Celebrity Apprentice (yikes!), what his favorite drug is and so, so much more.
Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy marks the latest Netflix comedy special that lured a comedy legend back into the stand-up game, after comeback specials from the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld and others. Hall last appeared on television in his rebooted The Arsenio Hall Show talk show, which lasted for on additional season in 2013 and will next appear in next year’s Coming 2 America. Fans of Hall will rejoice in the special that’s sure to grab a few headlines when Smart & Classy debuts on the final comedy Tuesday of October.