Arsenio Hall Announces Netflix Stand-Up Special 'Smart & Classy'

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Arsenio Hall announced his new Netflix standup comedy special, Smart & Classy, on his social media channels Tuesday. Smart & Classy premieres Oct. 29.

"There's nothing more important than laughter," Hall says in his video. He also dubs the sound of flatulence after he announces the title Smart & Classy.

Hall, a stand-up comedian and talk show host, hosted The Arsenio Hall Show from 1989-1994. The talk show was credited for influencing President Bill Clinton's election, as he reached a young audience playing the saxophone with Hall's band. A revival of his talk show lasted one season from 2013-2014.

During the '80s, Hall was friends with Eddie Murphy and appeared in the film Coming to America. Hall returns as Prince Akeem's (Murphy) companion Semmi for the forthcoming sequel Coming 2 America, also for Netflix.

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Hall won the 2013 season of Celebrity Apprentice and has also appeared as a guest co-host on The View and Access Hollywood Live.

A Netflix press release says Hall will touch on subjects such as performing stand-up in the current political climate, his role in Coming to America, his time on Celebrity Apprentice, and drugs in Smart & Classy.

By Fred Topel

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.