Is Dave Chappelle and Netflix’s relationship coming to an end? While it may not be an ugly split, it could certainly be the case for what’s being shared to promote the comedian’s latest, and perhaps final, special for the streaming service. The closer, which will debut on October 5.
Variety first reported on Chappelle’s upcoming stand-up special, citing a Netflix press release that said, “This stand-up special completes a body of work that includes: The era of the twist, Deep in the heart of Texas, Equanimity, The revelation of the bird and Sticks stones. “The trailer for The closer he’s definitely playing that this is the culmination of something.
In addition to these six stand-up specials, Chappelle released a short special with Netflix titled 8:46 in the summer of 2020, where he spoke openly about the murder of George Floyd and the social problems that were going on at the time.
Chappelle’s relationship with Netflix has generated a lot of headlines. This includes some of the content of his specials, where Chappelle has received criticism for jokes about the transgender community, for which he has defended himself with the idea that comedians have a responsibility to speak recklessly and that while things can be bad, that’s not the reason. reason he says them, but rather in an attempt to be funny (this is paraphrased from a quote in the trailer for The closer). He was also involved in negotiations with Comedy Central and Netflix over licensing issues with Chappelle show, which resulted in the removal of the variety series from Netflix for a few months before reappearing in February 2021.
All of Chappelle’s five previous Netflix stand-up specials are available to watch on the streaming service right now, as long as you’re, you know, subscribed to Netflix. A Netflix subscription starts at $ 13.99 per month, with the ability to add features like 4K and more for a higher price.