Russell Simmons’s Def Comedy Jam is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a new special on Netflix. The streaming network announced today that the special, titled Def Comedy Jam 25, will premiere sometime this fall and feature talent like Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, D.L. Highley, Cedric the Entertainer, JB Smoove, Tiffany Haddish, Tracy Morgan, and more. In addition to the special, last month HBO ordered an All Def Comedy series from Simmons, which is expected to debut sometime in December.
Here’s the logline for the special:
Netflix presents a celebration to top all celebrations in honor of the 25th anniversary of Def Comedy Jam, the iconic show that made giants out of ferociously funny black comedians like Martin Lawrence, Cedric The Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Monique, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, JB Smoove, D.L. Hughley, Tracy Morgan and Sheryl Underwood to name a few. 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.
Check out a teaser for the special above.