Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry features a spectrum of voices, from struggling urban poets who've cut their teeth in speakeasies and small clubs across the country, to the icons of the form, to celebrated actors, singers, dancers, and comedians writing and sharing poems for the first time.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry - Adele Givens - Netflix
Adele Givens (born Willadele Givens; July 1, 1968) is an American actress and comedian. Her television appearances include The Hughleys, Moesha, The Parkers, Comedy Central Presents, Def Comedy Jam, Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, Martin, Tracey Takes On... and The Steve Harvey Show. She currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry - Career - Netflix
Givens was the 1989 Grand Prize Winner of the Crown Royal Comedy Contest held at the Regal Theater in Chicago, Illinois. The next year, Givens was a finalist in the Miller Lite Comedy Search, which was won by Bernie Mac. Her movie appearances include Beauty Shop and The Players Club. Givens and fellow African American female comedians Mo'Nique, Laura Hayes and Sommore were the stars of The Queens of Comedy tour, which was filmed and subsequently shown on Showtime and released on DVD. In 2001, she hosted The Source's Hip Hip Awards Preshow which was shown on UPN.