What’s Better Than 1 New Dave Chappelle Comedy Special? Two. Here’s A Preview (Video)
For the last several weeks, there has been high anticipation for the release of Dave Chappelle’s upcoming standup comedy special. Titled “Equanimity,” the show is slated to premiere on Netflix on New Year’s Eve. Earlier in the week, Chappelle released the first clip from the special.
Now, it turns out there’s more reason to be excited. Netflix has announced that it will be releasing not one, but two Chappelle shows on December 31. The second is titled “The Bird Revelation.”
After a self-imposed sabbatical for several years, following his meteoric rise with Comedy Central’s “Chappelle’s Show,” and his notorious and sudden departure, Chappelle has returned in a major way. In addition to the now 4 shows he will release for Netflix in 2017, Dave had a historic 11-night stand at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall in August. Over the course of the mini-residency, the revered comedian was joined by the likes of Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Michael Che, Leslie Jones, Solange, Ice Cube, and more. The event ultimately raked in $11.5 million.
In his return, Chappelle also has been much more accessible, granting interviews, opening up about his issues with the “Key & Peele” show, detailing the things in life that truly make him happy, and more. When the Netflix deal was initially announced, it was for a reported $50 million. It is unclear whether the surprise special was part of that arrangement or an add-on for Chappelle.