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Will Smith Will Host & Produce a Quibi Stand-Up Comedy Series!

Will Smith Will Host & Produce a Quibi Stand-Up Comedy Series!

Will Smith is taking on a new role!

The 51-year-old actor will host and executive produce a stand-up comedy series, This Joka, for Quibi, it was announced on Thursday (April 2).

Will‘s love and respect for stand-up comedy runs deep, and with this series on Quibi, we hope to discover, learn from and uplift the next generation of diverse comedic talent. The goal of This Joka isn’t just to laugh but to find the universal human truths behind the laughter,” said Terence Carter, co-president of Will‘s production company, Westbrook Studios.

The series will feature both up-and-coming and established comedians and stand-up sets, one-on-one conversations between Will and the comics and documentary footage from backstage and around Las Vegas.

The comedians featured include: Baron Vaughn, Megan Gailey, Punkie Johnson, Sean Patton, Rosebud Baker, Shane Torres, Clayton English, Christi Chiello, Vanessa Gonzalez, Martin Urbano, Sam Tallent, David Gborie, Jackie Fabulous, Chris Estrada, Rell Battle and Daphnique Springs. George Wallace, Demi Adejuyigbe and Shawn Wasabi will make “special appearances.”

It was recently announced that Will‘s Bad Boys for Life is getting an early streaming release.

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