Netflix will release an Arsenio Hall comedy special called “Smart & Classy” on Oct. 29, where he’ll tackle a slew of topics, like the stress involved with losing your cellphone.
“I misplaced my phone and got heart palpitations,” he said in the trailer, released on Tuesday. “I left my son in the mall when he was little and didn’t get heart palpitations.”
The name of the special seems to be based off a comedy approach that has to do with being funny but not offensive or raunchy.
“My comedy hero used to always say a smart, classy comic doesn’t have to curse or be dirty, and I used to say, ‘OK, Mr. Cosby,'” Hall said in the clip.
Most probably associate the 63-year-old with “The Arsenio Hall Show,” a late-night talk show that ran from 1989 to 1994. It then returned in 2013 but only ran for one season before it got canceled for low ratings.
During the first iteration of his show, Hall took some time off to play the character Semmi in the film “Coming to America,” starring Eddie Murphy. Hall played in the 1989 film “Harlem Nights” with Murphy as well.
And the two friends have teamed up again for “Coming 2 America,” which also includes people from the original cast, like James Earl Jones, John Amos, Paul Bates and Shari Headley. The much-anticipated sequel reportedly will be released in 2020.
On Tuesday Hall shared the trailer to his Netflix special on Instagram, and people immediately expressed excitement.
“Hell yeah I’m there like new Baby hair Lets go 🔥🔥🔥,” someone commented.
“Im so happy for you bro. Zamunda is proud!!!👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾,” a third person wrote, mentioning the fictional country in “Coming to America.”