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Netflix snags ‘Def Comedy Jam’ 25th anniversary special

It will feature Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart and Tracy Morgan, among others.
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Netflix is adding to its growing comedy slate with a 25th anniversary special honoring Def Comedy Jam. The lineup will include Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan and Katt Williams.

Def Comedy Jam ran on HBO from 1992 to 1996 and a was revived for two years in 2006. An HBO reboot is also currently in the works that would rebrand the series as All Def Comedy. It's slated to premiere in November.

Netflix has been stacking its schedule with high-profile comedy specials lately. It has two Chris Rock, three Dave Chappelle and two Jerry Seinfeld specials in its lineup. It also appears to have an Ellen DeGeneres special in the works.

The show will be produced by Russell Simmons -- who also produced the original and the upcoming reboot -- alongside Stan Lathan, Sandy Wernick and Jesse Collins. Other performers for the anniversary special include Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, Eddie Griffin, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Craig Robinson, Sommore, JB Smoove and Sheryl Underwood. It's slated to debut this fall.

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