Will Smith to front new comedy docuseries for Quibi

"Spies in Disguise" Premiere at El Capitan Theater on December 4, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA Featuring: Will Smith Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 05 Dec 2019 Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com
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Will Smith is heading back to the small screen to host a stand-up comedy series for Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new Quibi initiative.

This Joka will explore the world of comedy while featuring stand-up showcases from on-the-rise comedians and interviews conducted by Smith, who will also executive produce the series alongside his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Shot in and around Las Vegas, the 16-episode show will feature the talents of Baron Vaughn, Megan Gailey, Punkie Johnson, Vanessa Gonzalez, Jackie Fabulous, and Daphnique Springs, among others, and Smith is promising a few surprise appearances from comedy veterans.

It’s not clear when Smith’s new show will air but Katzenberg’s short-form video platform, Quibi, launches on April 6, 2020.

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