Dave Chappelle to Release 3 Comedy Specials Via Netflix

By Kenrya Rankin Nov 21, 2016

Fresh off his massive debut hosting gig at “Saturday Night Live”—it was the highest rated episode of the show since 2013—Dave Chappelle has a new project for fans. He is working on three new stand-up specials that will air on Netflix. He’s reuniting with director Stan Lathan (“Dave Chappelle: Killin’ Them Softly”) for an original special, and two additional shows will be culled from his tour performances.

“Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy—searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential,” Netflix’s Lisa Nishimura said in an emailed press release. “Dave’s three new specials promise to be some of the most anticipated events in comedy.”

Chappelle’s work frequently centers the issues of race and privilege—topics that are currently top of mind for many people of color in America. There is no release date for the shows, but Shadow And Act reports that they will be released simultaneously in 2017.