Would Def Comedy Jam do damage to the entire black community? By , Russell Simmons was already an elder within the hip-hop generation. And boy, did the comics let loose.
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Cuss words to me are just words. Purer street awareness through comedy came through other shows that premiered in the early '90s. And boy, did the vomedy let loose. It was their opportunity to do their routines, tell their jokes, and use their language just as they did in a club, except now they were on camera.
The show returned on HBO's fall lineup in Most of the major black comics of the past decade were discovered through, or passed through, the show: Ordinary Americans, too, were upset. A Queens, New York, native, Simmons got his start promoting hip-hop shows in the '70s, while still a college student. Where I come from, they're dfe words.
Cosby can't throw that to me. Dre and Queen Latifah, after all. His groundbreaking sitcom The Cosby Show —92 had brought cokedy middle-class black family, with respectable middle-class values, to television. The way things are going now, we're going to laugh ourselves into oblivion. Though not all of the comics who appeared on Def Comedy Jam had a strong hip-hop sensibility, there was no question who was running the show.
The Fox comedt has been accused of perpetuating stereotypes about blacks and violence.
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When Simmons had the idea to venture into television producing and bring together stand-up comedy and hip-hop, he used the same approach that he had brought to Def Jam Records. Simmons and Rubin produced and managed a group of artists who would become seminal acts of this new style: Two others were stand-up showcases: HBO network shows American television series debuts American television series endings s American stand-up comedy television series s American stand-up comedy jaam series American television series debuts American television series endings Television series revived after cancellation English-language television programs Def Jam Recordings Comedy television series stubs.
The link was one man: Chris Tucker parlayed his Michael Jackson impersonation into above-the-title status in a major film franchise, Rush Hour and its sequels and later, a costarring role in a Michael Jackson music video.
The comics who were ready, though, make up the real legacy of Def Comedy Jam. In direct opposition to the intentionally dignified Cosby Show, Def Comedy Jam was intentionally undignified.
The younger generation of comics who appeared on the show wholly rejected these accusations and dire predictions: The series had its original run from July 1, to May 2, Of the cohort, Def Comedy Jam most explicitly tied comedy into the new youth culture. Would Def Comedy Jam do damage to the entire black community?
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This put Def Comedy Jam in a difficult position for a lot of black viewers. Those were their jokes. ByRussell Simmons was already an elder within the hip-hop generation.