Kevin Hart's comedy streaming service to have every Def Comedy Jam episode

kevin hart def comedy jam laugh out loud streaming hbo news 1
Laugh Out Loud Network
If you always wanted to know where most of the funniest comedians from the 1990s got their starts, you are about to get the option to binge on the show that launched many of them. Today, Kevin Hart, in partnership with Lionsgate, announced his Laugh Out Loud comedy subscription video streaming service will launch in August and will be the first place you can stream all seven seasons of the legendary HBO show Def Comedy Jam.

The Russell Simmons-produced show’s initial run from 1992-1997 could rival Saturday Night Live in terms of iconic comedians that got their early starts on the standup comedy show. The list includes Dave Chappelle, Bernie Mac, Martin Lawrence, Queen Latifah, Chris Tucker, and Jamie Foxx, to name a few. The show went off the air in 1997 before being revived for one season on HBO in 2006.

Hart got one of his first televised roles during the 2006 Def Comedy Jam revival. Up until Hart’s streaming service, the only way to revisit the vulgar yet brilliant comedy show was to buy the DVD box sets or illegally stream disparate standup acts on YouTube.

Being able to binge on Def Comedy Jam is just part of the scripted and unscripted programming slate Hart has prepared for his all-comedy streaming service. According to the press release announcing the launch of Laugh Out Loud, the streaming service will have seven original programs.

The first Laugh Out Loud original episode you can watch in advance of the streaming service’s launch in August is the hidden-camera Kevin Hart: Lyft Legend. In Lyft Legend, Hart goes undercover in disguises as a Lyft driver while he picks people up. The series will consist of six episodes and run weekly on Laugh Out Loud, but the first episode featuring Joel McHale is available on Laugh Out Loud’s official Facebook account. R&B sensation Trey Songz will appear in a future episode.

Hart is often known as the hardest working man in comedy, and he does not seem to be slowing down. In addition to launching a streaming service, Hart will executive produce and guest star in the upcoming Showtime comedy The Studio. He also will reportedly star in a remake of the 1988 comedy The Great Outdoors.

The Laugh Out Loud streaming app will be a free download for iOS and Android devices when it launches on August 3. Users can opt in to paying $3 per month to watch all the content without ads.

Movies & TV

Us review: Jordan Peele makes seeing double singularly terrifying

Jordan Peele follows up his Oscar-winning 2017 thriller Get Out with a more straightforward horror film in Us, but the film's blunt terror succeeds thanks to fantastic performances from the cast and clever storytelling.

Apple’s Netflix competitor Apple TV Plus headlines a barrage of new services

Apple's It's Show Time event in Cupertino, California, is officially over, with the tech giant announcing a new video-streaming service to compete with Netflix and Amazon, a new way to subscribe to paid news outlets, and more.
Movies & TV

The Mandalorian snags Taika Waititi as the voice of a classic Star Wars villain

The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars series planned for Disney's streaming video service, will be one of the most expensive television shows ever made. Here's everything we know about it so far.
Home Theater

What’s new on Netflix and what movies and shows are leaving in April 2019

Our complete list of what's new on Netflix for April 2019 and which titles will be removed will help you catch up on your bingeing, and also ensure you don't miss any titles heading into the streaming ether.
Movies & TV

Comcast launches Xfinity Flex, a $5-a-month service aimed at cord cutters

For $5 a month, Xfinity Flex gives existing Xfinity internet subscribers a 4K- and HDR-ready set-top box that can stream video from YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, as well as free TV from apps like Cheddar and ESPN3.
Movies & TV

HBO’s Deadwood movie rustles up a trailer and a release date

This spring, HBO's long-awaited Deadwood movie will explore what happened 10 years after the events of HBO's award-winning drama, giving the series a finale 13 years after the show was canceled.

UFC Fight Night 148: Watch Thompson vs. Pettis for free with ESPN Plus Trial

UFC fans are in for a treat with the Fight Night 148 main card. Stephen Thompson is going head to head with Anthony Pettis. If you're hoping to see this welterweight event, now is the perfect time to start your ESPN Plus 7-day trial to…

Stranger Things 3 trailer, Deadwood movie, Bill and Ted return

On this week's show, we've got a ton of new trailers to discuss, from HBO's Deadwood revival to the first look at Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. We'll also discuss Netflix's interactive TV show starring Bear Grylls and more!
Movies & TV

The best new podcasts to listen to on your daily commute

Feel like you’re drowning in podcasts? In this weekly series we’ll help you pick out the best from the rest of the new and returning shows. This week’s picks include a call to arms for creativity, an infamous baggie of crack, and…
Home Theater

How to connect your Roku device to your hotel room’s TV

Staying at a hotel, but can't bear to be parted from your favorite streaming shows and movies? Take them with you with our complete guide to using your Roku on the road when staying at a hotel.
Movies & TV

The best new movie trailers: Deadwood, John Wick 3, Shazam, and more

Everyone loves a good trailer, but keeping up with what's new isn't easy. That's why we round up the best ones for you. This week, it's new trailers for John Wick: Chapter 3, Deadwood, Shazam!, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Movies & TV

Best new shows and movies to stream: Cold War, Shoplifters, and more

Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best new shows and movies to stream right now. On the list this week: Cold War follows a tragic romance, The Inventor examines a famous fraud case, and more.

Jordan Peele’s Us knocks off Captain Marvel with record-breaking opening weekend

Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele's horror movie Us crushed early estimates for its opening weekend with a $70.2 million premiere that made it one of the highest-grossing original, live-action movies of all time.
Movies & TV

Apple teases Monday’s big event with an early look into Steve Jobs Theater

Apple is gearing up for a big event on Monday where it's expected to unveil a video-streaming service. But more than 12 hours before it starts, the company has apparently already cranked up the event's livestream ...