Netflix has landed another notable comedy partner, Russell Simmons’s Def Comedy Jam. Back in 1992, Russell Simmons highlighted a number of comedy stars in stand-up. With it’s 25 year anniversary approaching, Def Comedy Jam will now celebrate it’s iconic position in comedy history. This Fall Netflix is set to release a special highlighting new names and previous Def Comedy Jam comedians.
Simmons, who’s under a first-look overall deal with the premium cabler, is bringing a new version of the series back to HBO for premiere in December. Simmons also executive produced a Def Comedy Jam stand-up special that aired on HBO last November.
— Comedy Now Streaming (@netflixcomedy) August 24, 2017