Netlix pulled out all the stops to celebrate iconic television series Def Comedy Jam on Sunday.

The streaming service is launching Def Comedy Jam 25 in honor of the show’s 25th anniversary and celebrated with the show’s creator, Russell Simmons, and comedians who started their careers on the comedy series. 

Def Comedy Jam aired from 1992-1997 and was hosted by a number of comedians including Mike Epps, D.L. Hughley, Martin Lawrence, and Jamie Foxx.

Back in July, Simmons announced that the series would return to HBO, stating in a press release, “I have witnessed firsthand how the most cutting-edge, seemingly alternative comics become the driving forces in mainstream comedy. I’m thankful to HBO for allowing me to give these new voices access to mainstream audiences everywhere.”

Def Comedy Jam 25 will premiere Tuesday, Sept. 26 with performances from Lawrence, Bill Bellamy, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Dave Chappelle, Steve Harvey, and more.

Until then, see the celebs who celebrated the show’s anniversary at Netflix’s star-studded event.


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