Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:
(AllHipHop News) For much of the 1990′s if you wanted to discover the next rising African-American comedy star all you had to do was tune into Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam on HBO. That Simmons executive produced program showcased some of the biggest stand-up comedians in the business like Bernie Mac, Dave Chappelle, Adele Givens, and Cedric The Entertainer.
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The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Simmons is now joining forces with HBO again. The “Godfather of Hip Hop” signed a two-year “first look” deal to create and develop new projects.