Trailer: Russell Simmons Returns to HBO with 'All Def Comedy' Hosted By Tony Rock
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Trailer: Russell Simmons Returns to HBO with 'All Def Comedy' Hosted By Tony Rock

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He launched a host of today’s comedy superstars in the ’90s on the HBO series “Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam.” Now, Russell Simmons returns to the network for “All Def Comedy,” debuting Saturday, November 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

Hosted by Tony Rock with DJ Drama, the uncensored special features stand-up performances in a variety of styles from up-and-coming comics, discovered at the weekly comedy showcase hosted All Def Digital (ADD): Chris Powell, Zainab Johnson, Kevin Tate, and Robert Powell, as well as HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” veteran Tony Roberts.

Taped before a live audience at the Avalon Theatre in Los Angeles, the special is based on “All Def Comedy Live,” a weekly comedy experience produced by ADD, Simmons’ cross-platform media company.

Other HBO playdates: Nov. 12 (12:55 a.m., 4:05 a.m.), 14 (3:00 a.m.), 18 (10:00 p.m.), 23 (11:30 p.m.) and 29 (3:45 a.m.), and Dec. 5 (2:30 a.m.), 15 (1:20 a.m.) and 20 (11:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Nov. 16 (9:00 p.m.), 26 (10:40 p.m.) and 30 (10:30 p.m.)

The special will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

Known for highlighting African American comedians and launching the careers of such comedy legends as Bernie Mack, Dave Chappelle, Chris Tucker, Martin Lawrence, Cedric the Entertainer and Bill Bellamy, “Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam,” aired on HBO from 1992-1997 and returned in 2006.

“All Def Comedy” is executive produced by Russell Simmons and Stan Lathan, along with ADD programming executives, Chris Conti and Jeru Tillman.

The special is directed by Stan Lathan.

A trailer for the special has premiered. Watch it below:




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