In honor of Def Comedy Jam’s 25th anniversary, Netflix is launching a six-episode series, “Def Comedy Jam 25″ – airing on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. The special will celebrate, “The impact and legacy of the long-running comedy series with surprise guests, tributes and performances, including both unbelievably funny and raw moments.”
The cast includes Bill Bellamy, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Mike Epps, Tiffany Haddish, Eddie Griffin, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Kid Capri, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Craig Robinson, Katt Williams, Joe Torry, Adele Givens, J.B. Smoove, Sommore and Sheryl Underwood.
Stan Lathan, Russell Simmons, Jesse Collins and Sandy Wernick executive produce.
Netflix recently hosted an exclusive event to celebrate the series’ launch at The Beverly Hilton on Sunday, September 10, 2017.
Among the Def Comedy Jam 25 cast and production, were Netflix’s CCO and VP in attendance. Various celebrities made appearances as well, including Comedians Earthquake, Marlon Wayans, DeRay Davis, Mark Curry, Affion Crockett, Michael Ealy, Boogie B, Retta and Amanda Seales ; Producer, Kenya Barris; Screenwriter, Diallo Riddle ; Musicians, Leon Bridges and Estelle ; Rappers, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Flava Flav ; NBA Athletes, Deandre Jordan and Metta World Peace ; Actors, Neil Brown Jr., Morris Chestnut, Deon Cole, Michael Colter, Omar Epps, Lance Gross, DeRon Horton, Bernard David Jones, Gerald Johnson, Trevante Rhodes, Marque Richardson, Jesse Williams, Tyrese Gibson ; Actresses, Logan Browning, Nia Long, Meagan Good, Karrueche Tran and Dewanda Wise.
In addition to starring in the Def Comedy Jam 25 special, comedians Mike Epps, Sommore, and Earthquake will also be performing LIVE for the Atlantic City Comedy Festival on Columbus Day Weekend at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.
Comedians Katt Williams and Mike Epps also headline on their own Fall tour dates (listed below).
Atlantic City Comedy Festival
October 7th – Sommore, Earthquake, George Wallace, Michael Blackson, Tommy Davidson, TuRae | Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
October 8th – Mike Epps, Arnez J, George Willborn, Don DC Curry, Aries Spears, DC Young Fly | Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
October 7th – Mike Epps | Shubert Theatre – New Haven, CT
October 13th – Mike Epps Ft. Bruce Bruce & Sommore| VSU Multi-Purpose Center – Petersburg, VA
October 14th – Mike Epps Ft. Bruce Bruce | Rochester Broadway Theatre – Rochester, NY
October 20th – Mike Epps Ft. Sommore | Montgomery PAC – Montgomery, AL
November 10th – Mike Epps Ft. Bruce Bruce & Earthquake | Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI
November 11th – Mike Epps Ft. Bruce Bruce | Kansas City Music Hall – Kansas City, MO