This is a sad day for Def Comedy Jam creator, Russell Simmons.
According to Entertainment Weekly:
HBO is moving forward with its new stand-up series All Def Comedy — but without the show’s creator, Russell Simmons, who announced Thursday morning he is stepping down from his businesses amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
“HBO will be airing All Def Comedy as planned,” a spokesperson for the premium cable network said in a statement to EW. “However, Russell Simmons will not appear in the new series and we will be removing his name from the show moving forward. The series is a platform for promising and upcoming comedians and we do not want to deprive them of an opportunity to showcase their talents to a national audience.” Read More