(AllHipHop News) 2017 marks twenty-five years since the initial airing of HBO's seminal comedy series Def Comedy Jam.
The Russell Simmons produced program served as a career launching pad for numerous African-American comedians such as Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Monique, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, JB Smoove, D.L. Hughley, Tracy Morgan, and Sheryl Underwood.
Netflix is celebrating Def Comedy Jam's silver anniversary by premiering a special on the streaming service. The upcoming program is executive produced by Simmons, Stan Lathan, Sandy Wernick, and Jesse Collins.
Def Comedy Jam 25 will debut on Netflix this fall.