Chris Tucker is an American comedian and Film Star. Tucker is most famed for the 'Rush Hour' trilogy, in which he co stars with Jackie Chan. His other notable film appearances include 'Friday' and 'Money Talks'
“I couldn't tell people what I wanted to do because I was from Atlanta. You don't tell people you're gonna be a comedian in Atlanta. That means you ain't gonna do nothing”
It takes intelligence to make real comedy, and it takes a reality base to create all that little stuff I like to do that makes you giggle inside.
You loan your friend money. You see them again, they don't say nothin' 'bout the money. 'Hi, how ya doin'? How's ya mama doing?' Man, how's my money doin'?
Jackie Chan and I have this great chemistry. We're both so different. He's the best at what he does. I think I'm the best at what I do. Put it all together and it's a perfect mixture.
The best thing is to have a friend with a plane. I'd rather jump on somebody else's plane. That's my thing. You don't have to worry about anything. Just be the entertainment.
I was with Bono in Ethiopia. Surprisingly, they were more familiar with me. He's way more visible than I am around the world, but in Africa they were like, "Chris! Chris Tucker!" It was something to know that in some places more people recognized me than the biggest rock star in the world.
On stand up: I was naturally good at it, like it was an instinct. As the youngest of six kids, I always had to cause a commotion to get some attention. I just developed that into stand-up.
You got to control your own destiny. You got to keep writin' different stuff. Keep switchin' up and never do the same thin' too many times.
Jackie come to me and says, 'We gonna do a fight scene.' I said 'What?' He says 'We got to do a fight scene in the next scene. I have to teach you.' I say 'How you gonna teach me in three seconds?' ... What we did, we did the fight scene with our arms connected.
I wanted to cut down on the profanity, because I think I'm funnier without sayin' a lot of cuss words.