Will Smith to Host Netflix Comedy Special


| LAST UPDATE 06/18/2021

By Scarlett Adler
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This is not a drill: the Fresh Prince is headed back to our screens. For the first time ever, Will Smith is set to host a Netflix comedy special. Hang on while we break down everything you need to know...

Will smith, netflix comedy

On Wednesday, July 16, Netflix left the online world buzzing as they announced the big news. "Will Smith will host and star in a variety comedy special (his first-ever!) for Netflix!" the streaming giant wrote. As for what we can expect, aside from a whole lot of laughs, of course?

Produced by Westbrook Studios for Netflix, the hour-long special will feature a whole lot of familiar faces. Yep, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star’s upcoming project will include many celebrity guests (who have yet to be announced). Though we can’t help but wonder if Aunt Vivian will pop in for a visit… But forget the special’s impressive roster for a second. We’ll also be treated to “noteworthy conversation, comedic sketches, and musical performances,” as Netflix promised. Are you as excited as we are?

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Unfortunately, you may wanna hold off on that excitement for a second... Set to launch later this year, the upcoming production has yet to be given a release date. Which means we might be waiting a while before we get to join in on the fun ourselves, sorry guys. But don't stress just yet. We've got lots of exciting adventures to tide us over in the meantime.

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From 2020's Bad Boys For Life to HBO Max's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion special, Will Smith has been quite the busy man these days. Of course, we also can't forget the time he brought us back to Bel Air back in September. "Never felt the nostalgia hit harder tbh," Smith gushed as he brought us inside the Banks mansion for a sweet trip down memory lane.

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Safe to say, if Smith's upcoming endeavor is like anything we've ever seen before? We're in for a real treat. In the meantime, go and get the popcorn ready and be sure to stay tuned for all the latest updates.