Via Variety; Netflix is set to run a new ‘Def Jam Comedy’ special in honor of the 25th anniversary of the HBO stand up comedy series, the streaming giant announced Thursday.
The original series ran from July 1, 1992 to January 1, 1997 though it was revived in 2006. Produced by Russell Simmons the series helped to launch the careers of several African-American stand-up comedians including Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx, Chris Tucker, Cedric the Entertainer and many others.
The lineup for the anniversary special currently 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, Sommore, Joe Torry, Sheryl Underwood and Katt Williams.
“Def Comedy Jam 25” will launch exclusively on Netflix this fall. This is the latest special in Netflix’s push to be come a go-to destination for stand up comedy.