The Def Comedy Jam will probably never happen again. Def Jam is it’s own “style.” It’s the Kleenex of Urban comedy, a trademarked brand that became synonymous with its generic imitators. It’s not that Def Comedy Jam is the ONLY brand of loud, brash, young, uncensored comedians reppin hip hop culture, BUT. It is the gold standard. The showcase helmed by music mogul Russell Simmons ran for nine seasons, launched countless careers and turned up-and-coming comedians into superstars. Still, even with a groundswell of books, documentaries and podcasts about comedy’s history, the Def Comedy Jam story has been largely untold, until now. Laughly Original Life After Def, conversations with Def Comedy Jam alumni, gives insight to the show’s landscape, lessons learned and backstage drama. You’ve never heard anything like this before!