Netflix Signs On For 25th Anniversary Special Of ‘Def Comedy Jam’

The Def Jam Comedy Jam was a popular comedy series that ran for five seasons on HBO and produced by Russell Simmions back in the 1990s. The show helped boost the careers of several African-American stand-up comedians, many who remain in the lime light today.

Yesterday, Netflix announced that they are teaming up with Simmons and many of the original cast to create a 25th anniversary special that will harness some of the best comedic talents in the past 25 years.

According to the trailer, the cast for this 25th-anniversary special includes:

  • 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
  • Joe Torry
  • Sheryl Underwood
  • Katt Williams

The release date on Netflix is slated for Fall 2017.

Source: Netflix