In 1992 Russell Simmons and HBO changed Black representation in comedy forever with the debut of Def Comedy Jam. The show was the boost for several of actors’ careers including Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker Bill Bellamy, Adele Givens and more. To this day routines like Givens’ “Such a f**king lady” and of course the late Bernie Mac’s “I ain’t scared of you motherf***kers” are still quoted and loved among fans everywhere.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary, Netflix is throwing the celebration to top all celebrations for”Def Comedy Jam.” Featuring Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart and more, Netflix will celebrate the show’s impact and legacy with the “Def Comedy Jam 25” special. With surprise guests, tributes and performances, executive producers Stan Lathan, Russell Simmons, Sandy Wernick and Jesse Collins will make sure this special will be one to remember. Check out the preview above and check it out when it launches on Netflix this fall.