Def Comedy Jam (TV Series 1992– )


Def Comedy Jam (TV Series 1992– )

A stand-up comedy series from Russell Summon showcasing legendary comedians including Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey, Martin Lawrence, DL Hughley, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and more.
IMDb  7.9 /10
Creator Stan Lathan
Creator Jonte
Creator Flex Alexander
Creator David A. Arnold
Release Date1992-07-01
Runtime5h 0mins
Content RatingTV-MA (TV-MA)
Awards3 nominations.
CompanyBrillstein-Grey Entertainment, Russell Simmons Television
Kid Capri
Kid Capri
Self - DJ / ... 21 episodes, 1992-2008
Self - Host 20 episodes, 1992
Self - Host / ... 14 episodes, 1992-2008
Self 9 episodes, 1992-2006

Def Comedy Jam

Def Comedy Jam is an HBO television series produced by Russell Simmons.

The series had its original run from July 1, 1992 to May 2, 1997. Simmons was inspired to make Def Comedy Jam by The Uptown Comedy Club in Harlem, New York and Jerry Lewis' movie The Nutty Professor. The show returned on HBO's fall lineup in 2006. Def Comedy Jam helped to launch the careers of several African-American stand-up comedians. Comedian Rich Vos was the first Caucasian to perform on the show.


The show produced a spinoff called Loco Slam.

Home media releases

The show is currently available in DVD boxsets in the US and the UK.