Netflix to Bring Back ‘Def Comedy Jam’ for 25th Anniversary

Lineup includes Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart

Netflix is bringing back “Def Comedy Jam” for its 25th anniversary, the streaming service announced Thursday.

The teaser introduces a number of big names that’ll be appearing, including 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 added that due to the big celebration, there will also be surprise guests, tributes and performances.

Stan Lathan, Russell Simmons, Sandy Wernick and Jesse Collins are serving as executive producers.

The original “Def Comedy Jam” ran on HBO from 1992 to 1997. The half-hour stand-up comedy series hosted by Martin Lawrence and created by Simmons became a launchpad for a number of black comedians, including Chappelle, Chris Tucker and Jamie Foxx.

Netflix has usurped HBO as a home for stand-up in recent years. It became the home for Chappelle and released his first two television specials and will house Ellen DeGeneres’ first stand-up special in 15 years.

HBO announced in July that it’ll be airing Simmons’ “All Def Comedy,” a six-episode stand-up series, this December.

“Def Comedy Jam 25” is set to hit Netflix this fall.