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Dave Chappelle’s first stand up specials in over 12 years hit Netflix in 2017.

Dave Chappelle didn’t completely fade out of the spotlight after exiting his Comedy Central show. The D.C. to Ohio comedian kept a relatively low profile in all those years, sporadicly doing comedy shows, films and even headlining a national tour. Thanks to his record setting turn as host of Saturday Night Live – we’re getting more Chappelle next year.

Actually, we were getting more Chappelle regardless. Netflix has announced that the comedian will be hitting the streaming platform with three-new stand up specials next year.

Chappelle and director Stan Lathan will produce an original stand-up comedy special exclusively for Netflix, with its premiere date to be announced. Two additional never-before-seen specials come directly from Chappelle’s personal comedy vault. Directed by Lathan and filmed at Austin City Limits and The Hollywood Palladium, these represent Chappelle’s first concert specials in 12 years.

Netflix has banked big on their comedian lineup next year. Chappelle’s SNL co-star Chris Rock is already set to appear in two specials. Netflix is already doing the most with their Marvel lineup. With Chappelle & Rock? They might as well take the Comedy Crown for 2017 too.

“Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy — searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential,” Netflix’s VP of Original Documentary and Comedy Lisa Nishimuras said. “Dave’s three new specials promise to be some of the most anticipated events in comedy, and we are honored he will mark his global return on Netflix.”

[Variety]

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