Comedy Under the Stars hosted by Bob Sumner
Bob Sumner was the original producer of HBO’s Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam and is a recognized force in the world of comedy, with over 20 years of experience discovering many of the top gifted comedians that grace the stage and big screen around the world.
As producer and talent scout for Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam, Bob is definitely the man comedians want to know—he has made superstars out of many of today’s most sought-after comedians. He is the unseen force behind the comedians who appear on the critically acclaimed Def Comedy Jam series. With more than 20 years of experience producing comedy, Sumner is one of the most adored producers in the world of comedy. During Def Comedy Jam’s first season in the 1990s he traveled across the country in search of undeniably, talented comedians to shine on the show. Sumner has discovered such talent as Bernie Mac, Dave Chapelle, Chris Tucker, Bill Bellamy, Cedric The Entertainer, Mike Epps, Monique and a multitude of other undiscovered comedians.