Remember Russell Simmons' "Def Comedy Jam" On HBO? A Reboot On The Way

HipHop News Posted on July 31, 2017 at 5:48am

Remember Russell Simmons' "Def Comedy Jam" On HBO? A Reboot On The Way

"All Def Comedy" is expected to debut in the month of December.

HBO Def Comedy Jam is back, but this time under a new name — All Def Comedy. More than two decades after the show's debut, the reboot of the famous stand-up comedy series is expected to return in December. The Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons is once again at the helm.

During its initial run (1992 to 1995), comedians such as Bernie Mac, Cedric The Entertainer and Chris Rock routinely appeared on the Def Comedy Jam stage. The show did return briefly in 2006 and joined the HBO series fall lineup that year, but not the last.

Presented by Tony Rock, comedian and brother of Chris Rock, the reboot plans to the voices that resonate with the newer generation.

"I have witnessed first hand how most of the cutting-edge, apparently alternative comics become the driving force in the mainstream comedy," said Simmons in a press release. "I'm grateful to HBO for allowing me to give these new voices access to key audiences around the world."

Simmons took to Instagram on July 28 to express their excitement for the return, writing, "Excited to give exposure to remember Martin Lawrence, chris Tucker Bernie Mac Dave chapel steve Harvey kevin hart KatWilliams Cedric Ent artist and 50'other stars were discovered, we are in the same place with a lot of underexposed talent of people need to have a platform."

Excited to give exposure to remember Martin Lawrence, chris Tucker Bernie Mac Dave chapel steve Harvey kevin hart KatWilliams Cedric Ent artist and 50'other stars were discovered, we are in the same place with a lot of underexposed talent of the people need a platform

A post shared by Russell Simmons (@unclerush) on July 28, 2017, at 12:06pm PDT

Simmons is also working on the return of Def Poetry Jam as well.

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