Review: Def Comedy Jam 25, on Netflix
What does it mean to be black in America? I cannot pretend to truly know myself, but I can turn to my friends with empathy and listen to them, put myself in their shoes. A full generation before Black Lives Matter, Russell Simmons and Stan Lathan were making sure black comedians mattered by giving t... [Read More]
Review: Def Comedy Jam 25, on Netflix
What does it mean to be black in America? I cannot pretend to truly know myself, but I can turn to my friends with empathy and listen to them, put myself in their shoes. A full generation before Black Lives Matter, Russell Simmons and Stan Lathan were making sure black comedians mattered by giving t... [Read More]
Review: Def Comedy Jam 25, on Netflix
What does it mean to be black in America? I cannot pretend to truly know myself, but I can turn to my friends with empathy and listen to them, put myself in their shoes. A full generation before Black Lives Matter, Russell Simmons and Stan Lathan were making sure black comedians mattered by giving t... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle, Cedric The Entertainer, Martin Lawrence and more show up in the Def Comedy Jam 25 trailer
25 years ago Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam defined urban comedy. The show was a no-holds-barred arena to test the… MORE Dave Chappelle, Cedric The Entertainer, Martin Lawrence and more show up in the Def Comedy Jam 25 trailer appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, and More Show Up in the ‘Def Comedy Jam 25’ Trailer
Last month, Netflix announced that it added a Def Comedy Jam anniversary special called Def Comedy Jam 25, and today the streaming network released the trailer. Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, D.L. Highley, Cedric the Entertainer, JB Smoove, Tiffany Haddish, Tracy Morgan, and tons more show up in the sp... [Read More]
Def Comedy Jam’s 25th Anniversary To Premiere On Netflix This September 26th
Def Comedy Jam’s announced 25th Anniversary will be headed to Netflix on September 26th. Today the premiere date of the night was announced, following a weekend of filming. On Sunday, comedy stars from the iconic stand-up show met at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles to celebrate the joyo... [Read More]
Netflix celebrating 25th anniversary of Def Comedy Jam with all-star tribute special
The 25th anniversary of Def Comedy Jam is not going unnoticed by Netflix. Sure, Russell Simmons has revived the brand for HBO, where it debuted originally in 1992, with a new season of All Def Comedy hosted by Tony Rock, coming this December. But before that happens, Netflix will celebrate Def Comed... [Read More]
Netflix Adds a ‘Def Comedy Jam’ 25th Anniversary Special
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 t... [Read More]
Episode #143: Gina Yashere
Gina Yashere first came to the attention of Americans in 2007 when she appeared on season five of Last Comic Standing (the first international season, which also featured finalists Amy Schumer, Doug Benson, Lavell Crawford and winner Jon Reep). But Yashere already had plenty of successful experience... [Read More]