Within the mid-2000s, Dave Chappelle was really on high of the popular culture world. The primary two seasons of his Comedy Central sketch sequence Chappelle’s Present had captured America’s creativeness, with characters and catchphrases from the present shortly permeating households far and broad. Then, seemingly simply as shortly as Chappelle’s rise occurred, he vanished. Properly, not actually, however he would possibly as nicely have vanished from the comedy scene. Infamously strolling away from a $50 million payday resulting from artistic variations with Comedy Central brass, Chappelle ditched the present that made him an A-lister whereas season three was nonetheless in manufacturing.
Within the years since, Chappelle has continued to carry out stand-up, however has principally steered away from appearances on TV or movie. That was till his current flip internet hosting Saturday Night time Stay’s post-election episode, which noticed Chappelle return to the world of sketch comedy for the primary time since Chappelle’s Present’s unceremonious demise. Some questioned whether or not he may recapture a few of that outdated magic, however Chappelle greater than succeeded in doing so, incomes SNL its finest rankings since 2013 and receiving raves for his work. A number of basic Chappelle’s Present characters even got here alongside for the experience.
With a well-received debut as SNL host now below his belt, many followers immediately started questioning what was subsequent for Chappelle, and whether or not a full-time return to sketch work could be within the playing cards. Sadly, that final want stays a pipe dream for now, however Chappelle (as reported by THR) is at the very least set to return to the world of TV, within the type of three upcoming stand-up specials for streaming powerhouse Netflix.
Whereas all three specials will encompass by no means earlier than seen materials, just one shall be produced particularly for Netflix, and has but to be filmed. The opposite 2 specials are taken from Chappelle’s private vault, and have by no means earlier than been proven to anybody outdoors of these initially in attendance. All three specials are anticipated to turn out to be accessible for streaming concurrently in 2017.
This trio of stand-up live performance specials will signify Chappelle’s first performances of that kind since 2004’s For What It’s Price, which was launched throughout the top of Chappelle’s Present mania. With Chappelle’s SNL debut returning the comic to the heights of present popular culture, it’s most undoubtedly fairly the coup for Netflix to land his first TV specials in over a decade. That is solely the newest in a sequence of massive strikes made by the streaming service this yr alone, which additionally included a $40 million stand-up take care of Chappelle’s buddy Chris Rock.
Dave Chappelle’s three Netflix stand-up specials have but to obtain a premiere date.