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New Episode-'Life After Def': Featuring Comedian Ricky Harris!

Posted May 6, 2014

A couple of weeks ago we asked what was urban comedy like before HBO premiered Russell Simmon’s Def Comedy Jam? If you were a comedy lover, at that time, we were given one comedian at a time. At that time Eddie Murphy was hot and a young comedian by the name of Chris Rock had just starred in Beverly Hiss Cop 2, and he was looking like the heir to the throne.

Well, we wanted to know the answer to this question so we did something about it.

As stated, a couple of weeks ago we launched our brand new web series titled Life After Def, which chronicles the lives of comedians who eventually performed of Def Comedy Jam during it’s rise to fame. If you were a comedian and you got a chance to perform on the show, your life changed; some for the better and some for the worse. In this series, we talk to many comedians who gave us their opinion on their lives after Def Comedy Jam, with the new series titled Life After Def.

Now, for this episode, we speak to comedian Ricky Harris who was the first comedian to come out when the show was presented for the first time on HBO, in its first episode.

Harris performed on the show and his life immediately changed. He eventually became a star, having been in several films such as Poetic Justice, Heat, Tales From The Hood and on television on such shows as ER, Everybody Hates Chris, CSI: Miami to more. He was even involved in several music ventures such as Snoop Doggy Dogg’s debut LP Doggystyle and Dr. Dre’s The Chronic.

Since then his career hasn’t been the same and some career choices Harris would like to have back. We talk to him about all of that, plus where he is now in his career and more.

Check out the new episode below;

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