Loping your way through the confines of capitalism should be a little easier today, as Netflix just dropped something perfect to watch while unfathomably high after work. Def Comedy Jam 25, taped at the Beverly Hilton and stacked with some of the best stand-up comedians in the game, gives fans of the iconic showcase a worthy reunion complete with timely digs at Nazi assholes.
In a clip premiered by the Daily Beast Tuesday, Dave Chappelle and D.L. Hughley are seen taping what would have been a quick segment intro until the two comedians—particularly Chappelle—steer the scripted lines into looser, Nazi-bashing territory.
"What Def Comedy Jam was always willing to do was take the heat, the criticism, and the hate, because that's just, basically, being black in America," Chappelle told the audience after Hughley riffed on freedom of speech. Chappelle's comments were immediately followed by an unintentionally hilarious choice of transitional music from DJ Kid Capri that cracked up the audience, prompting Chappelle to go off-the-cuff.
"If we told 'em what being black in America is, would they believe us?" Chappelle said. "I'll ask again more succinctly. If we told them what it was, would they believe us? No, fuck no. They wouldn't. N***a, there's a fucking white supremacist starter kit at Target. 'Here, lemme get some tiki torches, some khaki pants, and a fucked up haircut, I got something going on next week.' It's real right now. And have we seen it all before? Yep. So I'm gonna read that last line again."
Thankfully, the riffing continued. "It's a reunion," Chappelle explained. "I was drinking backstage."
Chappelle and Hughley were joined by Sheryl Underwood, Cedric the Entertainer, Martin Lawrence, Craig Robinson, Tracy Morgan, Steve Harvey, and more to celebrate the 25 anniversary of Russell Simmons' career-making showcase.
Def Comedy Jam 25 is now available on Netflix.
To make your Tuesday even easier to tolerate, here's unrelated footage of Chappelle once again totally owning a performance of Radiohead's "Creep," this time with help from Ed Sheeran: