VIDEO: Tracy Morgan, Dave Chappelle, Cedric the Entertainer, and Others Honor ‘Def Comedy Jam’ in Netflix Special

25th anniversary celebration also features Kevin Hart, D.L. Hughley, JB Smoove, and Martin Lawrence

September 21, 2017
Steve Harvey, Sheryl Underwood, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle at Steve Harvey, Sheryl Underwood, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle at Photo: Netflix

Netflix dropped the trailer for “Def Comedy Jam 25,” an upcoming special honoring the iconic Russell Simmons-produced stand-up comedy showcase which aired on HBO from 1992 to 1997 and from 2006 to 2008.

The series featured—and frequently helped discover—countless big-name black comedians, including Stern Show veterans Tracy Morgan, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, and Bernie Mac, to name just a few. Now, many of them have returned to pay homage to the showcase which helped make them famous.

Netflix’s “Def Comedy Jam 25” special promises to celebrate the “impact and legacy of the long-running comedy series with surprise guests, tributes, and performances.” In addition to Chappelle, Lawrence, and Morgan, other comedians in attendance include past Stern Show guests Cedric the Entertainer, Kevin Hart, Craig Robinson, JB Smoove, D.L. Hughley, Eddie Griffin, and Katt Williams, as well as Bill Bellamy, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, Tiffany Haddish, Kid Capri, Sommore, Joe Torry, Sheryl Underwood, and Steve Harvey, according to Netflix.

When Morgan joined the Stern Show back in 2006, he told Howard all about his days on “Def Comedy Jam,” one of the major stepping stones in his career. Get a more in-depth look at the interview here.

“Def Comedy Jam 25” premieres Tuesday on Netflix. Watch the trailer (below).

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