“Def Comedy Jam was the shit!”
A simple yet powerful statement from one of the all-time great comedians, Dave Chappelle. Even in saying that, it still doesn’t do the show that revolutionized urban comedy enough justice. Twenty-five years ago, the comedy game was changed forever. To the point where all roads of comedy as we know it today, run through Def Comedy Jam. The doors in comedy that were opened due to Def Comedy Jam led to so many people becoming household names, and that’s continued to be the case a quarter century later.