Best Stand-up Comedy Specials on Netflix (2020)

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Def Comedy Jam 25
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16. Def Comedy Jam 25

25 years after the premiere of Def Comedy Jam on HBO comes this special reunion. All your favorites from the original series that was started by Russell Simmons and originally hosted by Martin Lawrence stopped by for the 81-minute special. It wasn’t a standard comedy special but more of a celebration of the art of stand-up comedy and how that show paved the way for comedians working today.

Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Sheryl Underwood and Dave Chappelle served as the hosts but there were several entertainers who had their moment on the stage, including Martin, Tracy Morgan, Tiffany Haddish, Eddie Griffin who did his classic impression of Michael Jackson and D.L. Hughley who along with Dave Chappelle had the funniest segment of the entire special.

It wasn’t all laughs though as a very emotional segment toward the end honoring the comedians who have since passed away, including the legendary Bernie Mac. If you loved the old shows, or if you just love the talent that was gathered for this once in a lifetime event, this is a must-watch for fans of comedy.

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