25 Years After ‘Friday’: It’s a Pandemic, You Ain’t Got Sh*t to Do (And Chris Tucker is Loving It)

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ice Cube and Chris Tucker in

“It’s Friday. You ain’t got no job. And you ain’t got sh*t to do!” That phrase from the 1995 movie, Friday, is without doubt one of the most quotable strains in cinematic historical past. The character, Smokey, uttered the expression in efforts to spice up his bestie’s temper. Now, 25 years later through the period of social distancing, the actor behind the character, comic Chris Tucker, is utilizing Instagram to bolster the morale of hundreds of thousands of followers. Here is Tucker’s tackle the pandemic and a peek at how he appreciates his solitude.

Ice Cube and Chris Tucker in 'Friday'
Ice Cube and Chris Tucker in ‘Friday’ by way of Twitter

‘Friday’ was Chris Tucker’s massive break

His electrical persona, distinctive facial expressions,
and dedicated performances set Tucker aside as a one-of-a-kind artist. The
funnyman made a reputation for himself within the stand-up comedy area within the early
1990s with gigs on Showtime on the Apollo and Def Comedy Jam.

By the mid-90s, he had transitioned to performing in tv and movies, and by 1995, Tucker had grow to be a family identify due, partly, to his breakout position in Friday. In the movie, he starred as a small-time dope supplier and slacker named Smokey and gave one of the vital hysterical big-screen performances ever.

Over the final two and a half a long time since Friday, Tucker has landed a string of meaty movie roles. He has additionally remained rooted in comedy with reside stand-up tour dates. The entertainer is understood for sharing his distinctive viewpoints by humor, and now Tucker has taken to social media to share his perspective through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

‘This is a blessing,’ says Tucker about self-isolation

To enhance followers’ spirits through the quarantine, Tucker not too long ago shared a sequence of music and dance-themed Instagram movies. But the Silver Linings Playbook star took a break from slicing a rug to share his personal silver lining concerning the coronavirus outbreak, and to impart some recommendation to followers. In the video, he beamed:

People are tripping about staying at dwelling? Are you kidding? This is a blessing. Working from dwelling, man, I’m getting a lot work carried out. And I cleaned out my closet, cleaned off my desk, cleaned up my room, studying books. Man, I’m doing stuff I by no means did earlier than. I’m benefiting from this time.

This is a blessing in disguise. Let me let you know proper now, the silver lining is, you get to do what you need to do. Hey, man, I don’t even must shake arms no extra. I adore it!

Take benefit of this time. I’ve been praying within the morning for an hour, then I’m going and work, do what I need to do, and no responsible journey. I’m not even feeling responsible about staying dwelling in my room. People, Mama stated, ‘Why don’t you come and say howdy.’ I stated ‘Mama, you know [the coronavirus] is going on. Imma FaceTime you, okay? I love you. You know I love you.’

Everybody benefit from this time. Read your Bible, meditate for an hour, work out, spend time with your self. You don’t must idiot with folks should you don’t wanna.

Chris Tucker by way of Instagram

Comedy lovers can watch Friday on Cinemax On Demand and stream the standup particular, Chris Tucker: Live, on Netflix. Tucker’s dramedy, Silver Linings Playbook, can be streaming on Netflix.

Read extra: Chris Tucker’s Lip-Sync Videos Are Here to Boost Your Mood During Quarantine

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