Arsenio Hall Announces Netflix Stand-Up Special 'Smart & Classy'
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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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.
It’s not coming on till October 29th, but I can’t wait any longer to tell you. “I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it”. My first @NetflixIsAJoke standup special! #standupcomedy 😂@netflix 📺 🎤 #smartandclassy pic.twitter.com/f0LI9RSIZ5
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) September 17, 2019
By Fred Topel
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.