This video contains two episodes of HBO's stand-up comedy show Def Comedy Jam, one hosted by Martin Lawrence and the other by Chris Rock. Outrageous jokes, physical humor, and generally wild behavior are the norm for Def Comedy Jam, and these two episodes follow suit. Featuring such comedians as Chris Tucker, Bernie Mac, and Rudy Rush, the acts run the gamut from low-key, subtle humor to raw observations on current issues, often focusing on black culture. Some of the country's hottest stand-up stars poke fun at sensitive topics like the Rodney King beating and pop culture stars like Michael Jackson, leading to irreverent, yet relevant comments on society at large.
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