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[04/27/10 - 11:46 AM]
'Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up' Returns to Starz for Fifth Season of Raucous Comedy
The show, which is Starz's longest running original series, is scheduled to premiere in October.

[02/22/10 - 09:01 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Orders Urban Stand-Up Show from the Simmons Lathan Media Group
JB Smoove will host the six-episode series, which tapes later this month.

[12/01/09 - 12:07 PM]
The Showtime Laugh Out Loud Comedy Platform Returns This December with Four New Specials
Earthquake, Arnez J, Melanie Comarcho, Lavell Crawford, Edwin San Juan, Maz Jobrani and Charlie Hill are among the featured comedians.

[03/02/09 - 02:13 PM]
24/7, "Russell Simmons" Return to HBO in April
"Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices" (Sunday, April 5) and "Pacquiao/Hatton 24/7" (Saturday, April 11) will both join the network next month.

[10/15/08 - 09:01 AM]
Cnn Announces Weekend Show Starring Comedian D.L. Hughley
"D.L. Hughley Breaks The News" will premiere Saturday, October 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/02/08 - 10:36 AM]
Special Two-Hour Episode of NBC's "Last Comic Standing Features Celebrity Talent Scouts Dave Foley, Richard Kind, Josh Gomez and French Stewart, Plus a Top 10 Countdown of the "Best of the Worst" Auditions This Season on Thursday, June 5 (8-10 P.M. Et)
Said installment had been set to run for 90 minutes.

[05/20/08 - 11:22 AM]
NBC's Hit Summer Series "Last Comic Standing," Premiering This Thursday, May 22, Offers Fun, Weekly "Last Comic Driving" Feature from Honda
The ultimate winner of the "Last Comic Driving" feature will be seen in the season finale of "Last Comic Standing" on August 7 and win a cash prize provided by Honda.

[03/05/08 - 11:06 AM]
NBC Lights Up Summer with a Burst of Original Program Premieres as Part of 'NBC's All-American Summer'
The lineup includes the return of "American Gladiators" (May 12), "America's Got Talent" (June 24), "Last Comic Standing" (May 22) and the network debut of "Nashville Star" (June 9).

[02/04/08 - 09:19 AM]
D.L. Hughley to Host "39th Naacp Image Awards" Live Thursday, February 14, on Fox
Plus: America Ferrera, Vanessa L. Williams, Jordin Sparks, Regina Taylor and Richard T. Jones will make special appearances.

[11/30/07 - 01:11 PM]
HBO's 'Def Jam,' 'Maher' to Join 'The Wire,' 'In Treatment' in January
"The Wire" will kick off its fifth - and final - season on Sunday, January 6 at 9:00/8:00c followed by the return of "Jam" that same night at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/29/07 - 01:38 PM]
D.L. Hughley to Host 'The 13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards' on VH1
Nominees will be announced in a live press conference on VH1, Tuesday, December 11 at 8:30am ET/5:30am PT.

[05/31/07 - 02:14 PM]
NBC's 'Deal Or No Deal' Heats Up June Leading Into the Premieres of Network's Blazing New Summer Series
The game show finishes its second season this June by leading into the premieres of summer's returning favorites, "America's Got Talent" (June 5), "Last Comic Standing" (June 13) and NBC's newest reality dating series, "Age of Love" (June 18).

[04/12/07 - 01:26 PM]
NBC Is Packing Plenty of Heat as It Announces New Summer 2007 Alternative Program Premieres That Mix Returning Favorites with Promising New Series Starting May 29
The Peacock's summer lineup includes new seasons of "America's Got Talent, "Last Comic Standing" and "The Biggest Loser" as well as the premiere of the dating reality series "Age of Love."

[07/13/06 - 12:00 AM]
HBO Sacks 'Rome,' Delays 'Sopranos' Until March, More







RUSSELL SIMMONS PRESENTS: DEF COMEDY JAM (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/1/92 - 3/9/08
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2007-2008 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
11 (102 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's web site, September 2008) A cornerstone of HBO's late-night block of original entertainment, Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam returns this January with a new host: superstar comic D.L. Hughley, who will welcome some new and familiar faces. In addition to an opening film clip featuring surprise guests and an introductory routine from Hughley, each half-hour show will include three to four comedians, the music of veteran deejay Kid Capri, and an appearance by The Man himself, Russell Simmons - all in front of an enthusiastic audience in Los Angeles. Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam was developed by Russell Simmons, the rap impresario and a driving force behind the rise of hip-hop music and culture. The original incarnation aired on HBO from 1992-1997, and early seasons were hosted by Martin Lawrence; later editions relied on a rotation of guest hosts, including Cedric the Entertainer, Michael Colyar, Mark Curry, Adele Givens, Ricky Harris, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Ed Lover, Sommore, Talent, George Wallace and John Witherspoon. The show re-launched in 2006 - after a nearly decade-long hiatus - with host Mike Epps. Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam premieres Sundays at 10 pm ET/PT (right after The Wire) beginning January 6, with encores on subsequent Fridays at midnight. In addition, as part of HBO On Demand's "See It First," new episodes will be available on HOD the Monday before their network premieres.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Mike Epps as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Russell Simmons as CRTR/EP
· Stan Lathan as CRTR/EP/DIR
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (improv/sketch)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available