According to Variety, Netflix has announced that the comedian has inked a deal for three standup comedy specials to air on the streaming network.
Dave Chappelle and director Stan Lathan will produce an original stand-up comedy special exclusively for Netflix, with its premiere date to be announced. Two additional never-before-seen specials come directly from Chappelle’s personal comedy vault. Directed by Lathan and filmed at Austin City Limits and The Hollywood Palladium, these represent Chappelle’s first concert specials in 12 years.
“Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy — searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential,” Netflix’s VP of Original Documentary and Comedy Lisa Nishimuras said. “Dave’s three new specials promise to be some of the most anticipated events in comedy, and we are honored he will mark his global return on Netflix.”
ICYMI: Here’s a few clips from his recent SNL appearance…