A Closer Look at Dave Chappelle’s Netflix and Netflix Specials
Regardless of whether you are a fan of Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle, you probably know that both of them are currently performing stand-up shows on Netflix. What’s more, they’ve also released several comedy specials on Netflix as well.
Taking a look at their tour schedules, it is clear that Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock have a great working relationship. The duo will perform a co-headline show at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, U.K. later this year. In addition, the pair will hit the road in the near future, performing at select locations in California and Arizona.
Both men have a well-deserved reputation for being funny. In fact, Dave Chappelle has received more than 30 television awards, including the Emmy award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy Series. He is also the creator and executive producer of the documentary Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip.
Chris Rock has had a pretty good run so far, having recently wrapped up production on the untitled David O’Russell film and the Broadway production of The Motherf**ker with the Hat. He has also been tapped to direct an untitled Chris Rock film in 2023.
Despite the fact that the Dave Chappelle oeuvre has a tamer following than its more colorful predecessors, the juggernaut still churns out quality content on a consistent basis. In fact, this month alone the venerable juggernaut has delivered over 20 million hours of content to users in North America. The quality of that content is what makes the company worthy of a closer look.
Not to mention the fact that Dave Chappelle stows around a small army of seasoned talent that can be tapped for a quickie production run. In fact, it is hard to believe that Chappelle hasn’t been on the road to deliver his patented voodoo magic in less than a year. In short, Chappelle is the king of the road, and we’re not complaining! Hopefully, he’ll come to Utah in 2022. Hopefully, he’ll be the one to watch! Until then, a good night’s sleep is the name of the game.
While the Dave Chappelle oeuvre has a number of ts to bet on, the company eschews a formal policy of open and honest discussion. On the flip side, there are still plenty of wacky eps in the wild who aren’t being heard.
His Netflix comedy specials
Earlier this year, Netflix and Dave Chappelle announced that they would be producing three new comedy specials for the streaming service. Chappelle will serve as executive producer and will handpick the performers for the series. Each special will feature a different comic. Some of the specials will be new content and others will be previously unreleased comedy sets.
Two of the specials will be released simultaneously in 2017. One special will be an original Netflix special and the other will be a previously unreleased comedy set. The specials will include comics with at least 30 years of experience in the stand-up game. Among the performers are Louis C.K. and Jermaine Smith.
The specials were filmed at the Hollywood Palladium in March and April of this year. The specials are the first television specials that Chappelle has released in 12 years.
Some jokes from the specials have drawn outrage from activists and the LGBTQ community. In fact, Netflix has been under fire for Chappelle’s jokes in recent months. The company is still standing by Chappelle, but they have issued statements defending freedom of expression.
His return to stand-up performances
Despite his controversial past, Chappelle is back in the spotlight with two stand-up specials on Netflix. He’s also been promoting his upcoming dates with appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with David Letterman.
Chappelle’s upcoming Netflix specials will focus on understanding the comedian’s intentions and address some of the criticism he’s received for his recent work. He’s also been nominated for two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and one Grammy.
Chappelle’s Netflix specials will be released on March 21. He’ll host each special and also serve as executive producer. Previously, Chappelle hosted three comedy specials on Netflix, but these specials are the first he’s produced since 2004’s “For What It’s Worth.”
Chappelle has been performing stand-up since 1991. He’s been a household name since the launch of his Comedy Central show “Chappelle’s Show.” He’s won three straight Grammy Awards for best comedy album and has earned more than 30 nominations for his work in film and television.