‘All Def Comedy’ Returns To HBO In December
HBO has placed a half-season order for Russell Simmons‘ “All Def Comedy” stand-up series.
The six-episode season will kick off in December as part of Uncle Rush’s overall first look deal with the network.
The shows will be taped October 10-11 at the Avalon Theatre in Los Angeles and hosted by Tony Rock. Like Simmons and HBO’s original Def Comedy Jam, the series will feature stand-up performances spotlighting up-and-coming comics discovered at All Def Digital’s live weekly comedy showcase and online video platform.
All Def Comedy also will be available on HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals. Simmons and Stan Lathan are producing with Chris Conti and Jeru Tillman. Lathan is directing.
“I have witnessed firsthand how the most cutting-edge, seemingly alternative comics become the driving forces in mainstream comedy,” Simmons said. “I’m thankful to HBO for allowing me to give these new voices access to mainstream audiences everywhere.”
“All Def Comedy” host, Tony Rock, is extremely excited about the series order.
He took to his Instagram page and wrote:
I used to watch Def Comedy Jam in amazement at how live the audience was and how funny the comics were. It looked like so much fun, I just wanted to be in the audience for a taping. The Most High did me one better and blessed me to not only be in the audience but to be the host of one of the dopest comedy showcases in the world. His vision for me is bigger than my vision for me… #Blessed#MyLifeisDopeandIdoDopeSh*t
I really enjoyed the special in November. So, I will definitely be tuned in this December.
How about you?