Dave Chappelle to release THREE stand-up specials | All on Netflix in 2017

Dave Chappelle to release THREE stand-up specials

All on Netflix in 2017

Dave Chappelle is to release three stand-up specials next year – all on Netflix.

The streaming giant announced that the stand-up is to record a new show, as well as release a couple of two-year-old specials from his own archive.

The existing shows were filmed at Austin City Limits and The Hollywood Palladium,and represent Chappelle's first specials in 12 years.

This deal marks Chappelle’s first major TV project since he unexpectedly quit his Comedy Central sketch series in 2005.

‘Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy — searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential,’ said Netflix executive Lisa Nishimura. ‘Dave’s three new specials promise to be some of the most anticipated events in comedy, and we are honoured he will mark his global return on Netflix.’

Chappelle made his debut hosting Saturday Night Live at the weekend – securing the long-running show its biggest audience for three years.

Last month, Netflix also announced a deal with Chris Rock for two stand-up specials after an eight-year break, worth a reported $40million.

Published: 21 Nov 2016

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