After walking away from a $50 million contract 12 years ago, comedian Dave Chappelle is ready to move forward with a new comedy special. Although Chappelle’s return comes as a surprise, his fans are definitely excited for it.
The Comedy Central sketch series, Chappelle’s Show, was a hit and set a solid platform for the comedian. The series premiered in January 2003 and ended in July 2006, amidst talk of Chappelle abruptly walking away from his contract.
The undoubted success and popularity from his self-titled show gives us much to look forward to in his upcoming comedy specials. Thanks to Netflix, there will be plenty of binge watching and laughter.
Chappelle recently hosted the Saturday Night Live post-election episode, which was a successful night for the show. Chappelle’s performance generated the show’s highest ratings in the last three years.
“Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy – searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential,” said Netflix Vice President of Original Documentary and Comedy Lisa Nishimura in a statement to Variety. “Dave’s three new specials promise to be some of the most anticipated events in comedy.”
The shows are slated to premiere in 2017.
Written By: Cynthia Casimir