Though best known for his engagingly manic performance in the Rush Hour buddy-cop films, actor Chris Tucker recounted stories about his entire career — from stand-up comedy to the Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook — in Toronto on Monday.

The actor and comedian paid a visit to the city to participate in a Canadian Film Centre master class with current students and alumni for an evening event celebrating his career at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, hosted by CBC's Garvia Bailey.

Along with the Rush Hour and Friday films, Tucker's credits include The Fifth Element, Money Talks and Silver Linings Playbook. Most recently, the former Def Comedy Jam regular returned to his stand-up roots and is in the midst of a hit, international comedy tour.

In the attached video, Tucker talks to CBC's Laura Thompson about the importance of Black History Month, visiting Toronto and stand-up versus Hollywood comedy.