Thoughts on Def Comedy Jam 25

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"When was the last time you seen this many heavy hitters in the same place?" That was said by Steve Harvey during the opening of this special and it really was on point. This special is a mix of a reunion/celebration of the show that launched a lot of black comedians careers in the 90's. Most people would have never heard of Chris Tucker, Bernie Mac, Cedric the Entertainer, Adele Givens, Melanie Comarcho, Eddie Griffin, Sheryl Underwood, and many others if it wasn't for this show. While the show itself didn't have a lot of standup routines the ones that they did have were on point and really had me feenin for a show like that to come back. While the show was definitely funny there were some parts that were really touching. One part was a tribute to Bernie Mack, one of the Original Kings of Comedy. My favorite part of the special though had to be Dave Chappelle and D.L. Hughley when they went off script and gave the audience the best 10-minute set I have seen in a long time. It was pretty awesome to see most of the headliners from back then show up as well. I would love to go into all of my favorite spots from the special but that would take to long. There was nothing that I didn't like about the special and I honestly think that for anyone that has fond memories of Def Comedy Jam I think that you will enjoy it immensely.

Dave and D.L. clip

As a courtesy parents if you have an issue with language just know that there is a lot of that in this special. The jokes are funny but there are also large quantities of the word mothaf***er used in this special. Once again if you have ever seen any of Def Comedy Jam than you should know this already. Have you seen it? Let me know your thoughts in the comments and as always thanks for reading.

Trailer