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]
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]
August 2017 Standup Roundup: Tiffany Haddish, Maz Jobrani, and More
August was a politically charged, incredibly diverse month for standup specials. By the numbers we had: a special about immigration from an immigrant, a special about border politics from a Latino, a special about finally making it from a formerly homeless woman of color, a special about “the ... [Read More]
Tiffany Haddish Gave Her Exes An Epic “I’m Doing Better Than You” Speech At The VMAs
Last night, MTV was front and center as they kicked off another show celebrating today’s best artist. Tiffany Haddish stopped by the show as one of the night’s presenters. While fully did-up and dressed in a sparkly dress, Haddish wanted her past romances to know that they messed up! Whi... [Read More]
Tiffany Haddish Gave Her Exes An Epic “I’m Doing Better Than You” Speech At The VMAs
Last night, MTV was front and center as they kicked off another show celebrating today’s best artist. Tiffany Haddish stopped by the show as one of the night’s presenters. While fully did-up and dressed in a sparkly dress, Haddish wanted her past romances to know that they messed up! Whi... [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]
Review: Tiffany Haddish, “She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood!” on Showtime
Tiffany Haddish has become a comedy star in 2017, bursting forth from supporting player on NBC’s The Carmichael Show to scene-stealer on the big screen in Girls Trip, and this fall will co-star with Tracy Morgan in the new TBS comedy, The Last O.G. This past weekend, Haddish got to shine solo ... [Read More]