As ABC’s Uncle Buck executive produced by Will Packer anticipates it’s 2016 premiere, we have now discovered veteran stand-up comedian Tony T. Roberts will join the cast. The Detroit native is expected to take on the role of Uncle Buck’s (played by Mike Epps) best friend in a recurring role. According to IMbd, viewers will know Roberts as Cy throughout his appearance on the series. This won’t be the first time we’ve seen both Epps and Roberts together on film, back in 2006 they featured on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam (below).
Roberts comedy chops extends to HBO’s I’m Different hour special in 2012, Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam, and Byron Allen’s Mr. Box Office with Bill Bellamy. The upcoming role will serve as a career highlight for the Innovative Artist represented comedian. Uncle Buck is set to air in January on ABC.