“Def Comedy Jam 25” is coming to Netflix this fall.
The series was created by Russell Simmons and launched on HBO in 1992. It was hosted by D.L. Hughley and enjoyed a five year run. It was revived in 2006 and spent another two seasons on the premium network. Now, nine years later, creators and talent bring the show to Netflix with a special event.
Def Comedy Jam was a major vehicle in launching many comedians to superstar status. The original series featured Martin Lawrence, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Mo’Nique, Tracy Morgan, and many more.
“Def Comedy Jam 25” celebrates the impact and legacy of the long-running comedy series with surprise guests, tributes and performances in a can’t-miss evening of unbelievably funny and raw moments. Stan Lathan, Russell Simmons, Sandy Wernick and Jesse Collins serve as executive producers. “Def Comedy Jam 25” will launch exclusively on Netflix this fall.
Comedians participating in this special include Bill Bellamy, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, Eddie Griffin, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Kid Capri, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Craig Robinson, JB Smoove, Sommore, Joe Torry, Sheryl Underwood and Katt Williams.