Def Comedy Jam is probably the most important standup comedy television show, and responsible for the rise of more comedy careers than almost any other show. It’s been 25 years since the show debuted on HBO, but it’s Netflix that’s celebrating the occasion with a special entitled Def Comedy Jam 25.
Def Comedy Jam 25 is bringing together a pretty incredible roster of talent, including but not limited to Dave Chappelle, Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, Craig Robinson, and Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s JB Smoove. There’s a short and pointedly comedy-free teaser for the special now online, and it gives you a more complete rundown of who’s involved. You can take a look at it below:
Russell Simmons is reportedly working on a new version of Def Comedy Jam, details on which are to be revealed before the end of this year. In the meantime, Def Comedy Jam 25 will hit Netflix sometime this fall.