Russell Simmons Removed by HBO From “All Def Comedy”

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Russell Simmons Removed by HBO From "All Def Comedy"

Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons Removed by HBO From “All Def Comedy”

The backlash continues for Russell Simmons. Reportedly, HBO is removing Simmons’ name from the stand-up series All Def Comedy. An HBO spokesperson says,

HBO will be airing All Def Comedy as planned. 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. We have no other projects with Russell Simmons.

The series is hosted by Tony Rock and will premiere Dec. 1. It is produced by Simmons’ All Def Digital. The series is a continuation of Def Comedy Jam, Simmons’ stand-up series that airing from 1992 to 1997 on HBO. HBO’s decision comes amidst Simmons announcing earlier today that he is stepping down from his businesses, after two women (click here for the latest) alleged sexual assault.

Do you agree with HBO’s decision?

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  • SumthinSweeter

    Hmmm. But well, all he use to do back in the 90’s Def Comedy days was say something like hello and goodnight at the end of the show. But culturally he was a major heavy weight in music (Run DMC) plus so many more and then his Phat Farm brand. Then later with Kimora’s clothing line that followed. Literally being a creepy old school pervert after all these years ruined his legacy. He however is absolutely far from broke. He may not be the face of his brand anymore, but that will not stop his cash flow

    • Coco Mcluvin

      That’s so funny because I was thinking the same thing…he is still going to get a check though!