After an amazing performance on Saturday Night Live, the world can thankfully expect to see a lot more Dave Chappelle. The comedian has partnered with Netflix with plans to deliver three new stand up specials to be released on the streaming service.
Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s vice president of original documentary and comedy, said in a statement, “Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy — searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential. Dave’s three new specials promise to be some of the most anticipated events in comedy.”
Chappelle has not performed a stand up special on television in over 12 years. He left the country at the height of his Chappelle’s Show popularity and has widely avoided the public spotlight since the show’s end in 2006.
One of the three specials will be an original filmed for Netflix, while the other two will constitute previous performances at Austin City Limits Live and the Hollywood Palladium. Those two will be released simultaneously in 2017.
This news comes on the heels of Netflix already ordering two specials from Chris Rock, who is making a reported $40 million from the company. While most were shocked at the initial amount, Netflix has stated their plans to spend at least $6 billion on future content, more than both NBC and CBS.
This year, Netflix has already released specials from comedians Aziz Ansari and Patton Oswalt, the latter of which won an Emmy.
Via Huffington Post