Music and TV producer Russell Simmons has signed a two year deal with HBO, bringing back the cable network ” Def Comedy Jam.”
Simmons agreed to develop new projects for the channel. Jam aired from 1992-97 and 2006-08 and was responsible for launching several careers of African American stand-up comedians. The co-founder of Def jam was an executive producer on MTVs reality shows “Daddy’s Girls” and “Run’s House.” He recently also executive produced two stand-up comedy series that aired on Comedy Central.
Simmons created Dej Jam Recordings back in 1984 and also published the New York Times best seller, Do You, in 2007. As if all of that is not a long enough resume, he also founded Globalgrind.com, an online website for entertainment news. He is certainly an extremely accomplished man.