*It’s been 25 years since Russell Simmons premiered his influential and groundbreaking standup series “Def Comedy Jam” on HBO.
In honor of the anniversary, Netflix has stepped in with the special “Def Comedy Jam 25,” set to premiere this fall on the streaming service from executive producers Simmons, Stan Lathan, Sandy Wernick, and Jesse Collins.
“Def Comedy Jam 25” will celebrate the impact and legacy of the long-running series that provided a huge career assist to the likes of Martin Lawrence, Cedric The Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Monique, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, JB Smoove, D.L. Hughley, Tracy Morgan, Sheryl Underwood and more.
The Netflix special will feature Sommore, Steve Harvey, and Tiffany Haddish, among others.
Watch the teaser below:
HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” created by Simmons and hosted by D.L. Hughley, aired on HBO from 1992-1997 and returned in 2006-2008.
Simmons, who’s under a first-look overall deal with HBO, is bringing a new version of the “Def Comedy Jam” series back to the premium channel for a December premiere.