Russell Simmons‘s HBO show Def Jam Comedy became a staple in the comedy world in the early- and mid-90s, helping jumpstart the careers of countless black comedians like Bernie Mac (RIP), Dave Chappelle, D.L. Hughley and others.
The show celebrated its 25th Anniversary earlier this year, first airing July 1, 1992. To celebrate the occasion, some of the biggest black comedians, new and old, came together for a special that will air on Netflix later this fall.
The list of comedians in the special, in alphabetical order, include:
Bill Bellamy, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, Eddie Griffin, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Kid Capri, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Craig Robinson, JB Smoove, Sommore, Joe Torry, Sheryl Underwood and Katt Williams.
Netflix has done their absolute best to take over the comedy world, handing people like Chappelle, Chris Rock, Louis C.K. and others countless amounts of money to air their specials on the streaming service. Despite the big names, this Def Jam Comedy special might be their biggest grab yet.
For old time’s sake, here’s one of Bernie Mac’s iconic sets.