The broadcaster announced on Friday the release of four upcoming executive comedy specials produced and hosted by the controversial comedy.
The series of specials dubbed Chappelle main team, Each will contain a different storyboard provided by Chappelle.
The first to appear was Earthquake (real name Nathaniel Martin Stroman), which was his own name Earthquake: Legendary It will premiere on February 28th. Another special will be Donnell Rawlings. One similarity common to all of the featured comics is that they’ve been in the stand-up game for at least 30 years.
“I’ve been doing this for a long time and comedians like Quake and Donnell are not only friends but have inspired my career,” Chappelle said. “Anyone in the comedy community knows these names and knows their time to shine is long overdue. I am proud to be a part of this moment.”
The specials are moderated by Stan Lathan in charge of Chappelle and Executive Director of Chappelle Productions, Lathan, Earthquick, Ricky Hughes and Jermaine Smith.
Chappelle is a very popular draw for the series. But his last special is on Netflix, October the closestcame under heavy criticism from the media as well as from many of his fans for the lengthy comedic discussion of the transgender movement, clips that were blasted as anti-transgender.
Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos has defended the special feature amid an uproar from some in the staff ranks at the streaming device and later I admit I failed. By being insensitive to Netflix employees. However, Sarandos backed the show as being “compatible with our comedy shows, aligning with Dave Chappelle’s comedy brand and this…one of those times when there’s something on Netflix that you won’t like.”
on time, the closest It was billed as the last of a special six-pack of Chappelle content for the streaming device.
Chappelle will also headline a show at the Hollywood Bowl for the Netflix Comedy Festival in Los Angeles, Netflix is a Joke, which begins April 28.