Dave Chappelle Returns On Netflix For $60 Mil!

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King of Comedy 12 Years Ago

In April of 2004, we received the final episode of Chappelle’s Show Season 2. It was believed there would be a long and successful partnership between Dave Chappelle and Comedy Central. His show had just begun in 2003, and had already reached levels of popularity rarely achieved by a comedian in pop culture just a year later. Dave Chappelle was the greatest stand-up comedian of the 2000’s and had a wildly huge following behind him that loved all his material. This would be his undoing. He was no longer able to do the thing he loved most, which was stand up. He would have to walk out on live performances because individuals would keep shouting out skits from his famous Rick James sketch. Dave and Comedy Central would disagree in the direction of season 3, as Dave was no longer having fun with sketches and wanted to make jokes directed towards a more intelligent crowd. In the spring of 2005, Dave Chappelle would back out of his $50 million contract and season 3 of the Chappelle Show.

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Hosting Saturday Night Live

In the aftermath of the turbulent 2016 Presidential elections, Dave Chappelle made a rare appearance hosting Saturday Night Live. With great sketches such as Black Negan, Democrats on election night, and his monologs, he didn’t seem to have any rust at all. Many assumed the timing of this was an indicator that larger plans in store for the near future. He seized the opportunity and had a solid performance, taking cracks at a few things going on in the world today. In an unexpected move, he made jokes that implied Americans should make efforts to unite, after a very divisive presidential election. Sending the message for folks to give President-Elect Trump a chance provided the healing the country so sorely needed. Suddenly, it seemed as if Dave Chappelle not only wanted to make jokes, but he wanted his voice to be heard.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Comedian Dave Chappelle attends as Marc Jacobs & Benedikt Taschen celebrate NAOMI at The Diamond Horseshoe on April 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs International, LLC)

Exclusive Deal With Netflix

It’s no secret that Netflix has a war chest reserved to land huge stars. But what surprised many is that they were able to bring back a legend that many  assumed would never make a comeback. This week it was announced that Dave Chappelle landed a $60 million contract to do a three-episode special with Netflix. Two of the episodes have already been filmed, with the third to shoot with Netflix soon. They will be released sporadically throughout 2017. At $20 million an episode, Netflix is still comfortable in their belief that Chappelle will bring in enough new subscribers to make a profit. That is a lot of trust in a comedian who has been out of the limelight for 12 years. But if SNL was any indicator, he is ready for the prime time again. We can only hope this leads to more future projects.

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Gerson6868
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These kind of things don’t come around two often, but twice in a lifetime is amazing.

TylerDurden
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You are correct. I would have never thought he would be back.

Christiantheman
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Neither did I but glad he is.

Gerson6868
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Don’t think anybody did, he’s super humble

Kal-El
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He’s a cool guy, he finally stopped smoking weed and he’s ready to work again.

Domo
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I think he is funny but nothing out of this world. 60 millions it’s a bit much.

Singado69
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For sure, overpaid too much

Kal-El
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I don’t know if he’s worth $60 but I would watch all 3 shows the weekend it comes out, and I am sure others would do the same. There is nobody else like him.

Gerson6868
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I would have to agree , 60 mil for 3 specials is a bit much

JLannister
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Glad to see him back but he’s very overpaid

Gerson6868
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Super over paid but maybe Netflix knows something we don’t … I heard even Chris Rock got a deal from Netflix

WilliamWallace
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I agree with you. That’s excessive for just a couple of shows.

Gerson6868
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Yes , but atleast he’s back … he’s gotta make up for time lost and yeh 30 Mil he left on the table way back when

Christiantheman
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Dave Chapelle is awesome! So glad he came back. Even though 60mil is a lot and don’t think he is worth that much at all but who cares he is back and thats all that matters.

Kal-El
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I really think that Dave Chappelle is awesome, but I think that Eddie Murphy in the 80s was the best.

Singado69
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Eddie Murphy sucks

JohnWick
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Really looking forward to this being released on Netflix

Singado69
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Netflix is making tv great again

Gerson6868
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Fuck yea can’t wait

MadMax
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Thats a lot of money for just a couple of episodes. They better be amazing

Gerson6868
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I just hope they half as good as his original stuff … the only benefit in him being away for so long is that he should have a ton of material stocked up

TylerDurden
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I cant wait to crap my pants laughing

Singado69
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Wow

Gerson6868
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That’s nasty bro … lol

Vendetta
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He’s back!!!

Gerson6868
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Chris Rock coming back too

Singado69
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Chris rock can stay home

Demon
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Lol this man is too funny. I just watch him and laugh. I dont even need jokes.

Gerson6868
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His original material is timeless

Singado69
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Your timeless

Joker
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Dave Chappelle is the true king of comedy. The only stand up comedian that can make me laugh out loud and for days. This is amazing news!

Singado69
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Others are better

Gerson6868
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Laugh for days… lmao Simple Jack ass nigga … Guess who leveled up bitch

Singado69
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You only leveled up cause I was taking a nap

Joker
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Let’s catch up to Singao lol

Singado69
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Never

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