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 him, 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 he 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.