Arsenio Hall Sets His First-Ever Standup Comedy Special at Netflix

Hard to believe, but yes, this is Hall’s first-ever hourlong set for television

Last Updated: September 18, 2019 @ 8:37 AM

Arsenio Hall is about to make his standup comedy special debut with Netflix’s “Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy,” the comedian said Tuesday. Yes, it’s hard to believe, but the special marks not just Hall’s first with the streaming service, but his first-ever hourlong set for television.

Here’s the description for the special, which will launch Oct. 29:

Actor, talk show host, producer, and comedy legend Arsenio Hall makes his Netflix comedy special debut with Smart & Classy. Over the course of his illustrious career entertaining audiences around the world, Arsenio reflects on stand-up in today’s political climate, Coming to America, winning “Celebrity Apprentice,” his favorite drug, and more!

Hall is best known for hosting the “The Arsenio Hall Show,” which aired from 1989 to 1994. A revival of the series ran for one season, from 2013-2014.

The comedian also starred alongside Eddie Murphy in the 1988 classic “Coming to America” as Prince Akeem’s (Murphy) companion Semmi. He will reprise the role for the forthcoming sequel “Coming 2 America,” which is also a Netflix project.

Arsenio has also been a guest co-host for both “The View” and “Access Hollywood Live” and won the 2013 season of “Celebrity Apprentice.”

See his video announcing the upcoming comedy special below, in which he says, “There’s nothing more important than laughter.”

“Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy” premieres Oct. 29 on Netflix.

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