Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Breaking: Will Smith Books First Ever Variety Comedy Special, with Netflix, with Special Guests, Musical Performances



Will Smith is moving into comedy/variety. He’s booked his first ever special, with Netflix. It’s going to be a mixture of comedy and music. He’d better have Jazzy Jeff and do some of their rap hits. Maybe his kids will perform, too.


From the release:

  • Netflix announced a new original one-hour comedy variety special hosted by and starring Will Smith.

  • The special will include surprise celebrity guests, noteworthy conversation, fresh comedic sketches, huge musical performances and more.

  • Smith serves as an executive producer alongside Co-Head of Westbrook Studios Terence Carter, Miguel Melendez and Sahara Bushue.

  • The special will launch globally on Netflix later this year.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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