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Kevin Hart's Video Subscription App To Stream Classic 'Def Comedy Jam' Episodes

You haven't really laughed until you've watched this legendary show. 

If you think today's stand up routines are pretty funny, you don't even know what laughing uncontrollably is until you witness the classic acts of the 90s. Luckily, Kevin Hart is taking fans on a blast through comedy's past with his new streaming app, Laugh Out Loud. The video subscription app, which is in partnership with Lionsgate, will reportedly allow viewers to stream all seven seasons of the legendary HBO series, Def Comedy Jam.

Laugh Out Loud will be the first platform to ever stream all of the classic episodes. Def Comedy Jam initially ran on the premium cable channel from 1992 to 1997 with a brief revival in the early 2000s. The Russell Simmons-produced show included early performances from some of the most premier comedy talents in the game, including Bernie Mac, Dave Chappelle, Chris Tucker, Martin Lawrence, and Jamie Foxx. Hart also has a special relationship with the show. He got his first televised slot during the Def Comedy Jam revival in 2006.

Being able to binge-watch Def Comedy Jam is just the beginning of what Hart's app is offering. Additionally, the platform will stream seven original, scripted and unscripted programs, according to the press release. The first original show is Kevin Hart: Lyft Legend, which will depict the comedian going undercover as a Lyft driver. The show will reportedly consist of six episodes and run on a weekly schedule. It will also feature celebrity guests like Trey Songz.

The Laugh Out Loud app is one of many business ventures Hart has been looking into in the last year. The latest stunt comes shortly after it was announced that the comedian would executive produce and guest star in the upcoming Showtime comedy, The Studio. He will also be starring in the remake of the 1988 comedy, The Great Outdoors.


The Laugh Out Loud streaming service will be available to download for free on iOS and Android devices. Another payment option will be offered to viewers who would like to watch content ad-free. Laugh Out Loud will launch on Aug. 3.

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The cast of In Living Color will definitely reunite someday, according to Tommy Davidson. The comedian spoke on the delay during an interview on The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday (Feb. 25).

Davidson who was on the show to promote his new memoir, Living in Color: What’s Funny About Me, spoke on a bunch of topics in the book, including being adopted by a white family and not knowing that he was Black until he was 5 years old, nearly coming to blows with Will Smith, hiring Diddy as his assistant, and working with Jamie Foxx.

When asked about an In Living Color reunion Davidson replied, “Of course,” but explained why it may take a while.

“It’s just — it’s going to take some time. Everybody’s out there doing their thing. Some little known stars came out of [the show]: Jim Carry, Jennifer Lopez, Jamie Foxx, the list goes on and on,” joked Davidson. “We’re all doing our thing but it’s inevitable that we come back to you guys.”

This isn’t the first time that there’s been talk of a reunion. Last year, comedy agent William Rodriguez, who helped put together the 'Off Color Comedy Tour' featuring Davidson, Keenan Ivory Wayans, David Allen Grier, and Shawn Wayans, revealed plans for a TV reunion special.

In Living Color, which was created by Keenan, debuted in 1990 and became a ratings hit on the Fox network. The sketch comedy series was canceled in 1994.

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A Dru Hill Biopic Is Reportedly In The Works

Dru Hill’s story could be getting the film treatment soon. Following the success of Sunday’s (Feb. 23) Unsung season premiere episode chronicling the Baltimore group’s rise to fame, Dru Hill announced plans for a biopic.

According to the R&B group’s official Twitter account, the biopic is in development at BET. The informal announcement was tweeted in response to fans complaining about the Unsung episode being too short.

Working with BET on biopic as we speak.

— Dru Hill (@DruHill4Real) February 25, 2020

BET has found a niche in R&B biopics. In 2016, the cable network debuted its first miniseries, The New Edition Story, which became the highest rated program on BET in four years. The network scored another ratings hits with The Bobby Brown Story, a two-part miniseries produced by the team behind The New Edition Story.

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Netflix Releases Trailer For 'Self Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C.J. Walker'

The story of Madam C.J. Walker's rise to self-made status will premiere on March 20 on Netflix. Starring Octavia Spencer as the titular character, the four-part limited series will depict the entrepreneur's rise in the hair care industry and the obstacles she faced from those within and outside of her community to become the nation's first black woman self-made millionaire.

According to Deadline, the show takes its cues from A'Lelia Bundles' book, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker. Bundles is the great-great-grandaughter of Walker, born Sarah Breedlove. The show is directed by DeMane Davis and Kasi Lemmons, touting production by SpringHill Entertainment, Warner Bros., and Wonder Street.

The series also stars Blair Underwood, Tiffany Haddish, Garrett Morris, and Carmen Ejogo.

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Meet America’s first empire-building, barrier-breaking, self-made female millionaire

Octavia Spencer stars in Self Made, a limited series inspired by the incredible life of Madam C.J. Walker

— Netflix US (@netflix) February 25, 2020

#SelfMadeNetflix is out March 20th! So proud to be apart of this project about Madam CJ Walker!! @strongblacklead

— Kasi Lemmons (@kasi_lemmons) February 25, 2020

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