Dave Chappelle won. Again.
The attempt to cancel one of the funniest people on the planet resulted in Chappelle getting a handsome reward from Netflix.
Netflix announced this week that rather than cutting back on the Chappelle content to satiate the woke mob, they’re doubling down by giving him a four-part special, titled “Chappelle’s Home Team.”
Netflix’s new special, part of their “Netflix Is A Joke” slate, will feature acts by frequent Chappelle collaborators Donnell Rawlings and Earthquake, along with two additional comics to headline the episodes.
“I’ve been doing this a long time and comedians like Quake and Donnell are not only friends but have inspired my own career,” Chappelle announced as part of the promo. “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.”
In Oct. 2021, the overblown “Closer” backlash escalated when 30 employees from Netflix’s hub in Los Angeles walked out of the building in protest. The stand-up special received over 10 million views in its first month of release.
Critics expected Netflix to fold to the demands, but their investment in the legendary comedian proved more valuable. In 2016, the streaming service signed Chappelle to a $20 million-per-release deal.
Chappelle earned roughly $24 million for “The Closer” and he will make around that figure moving forward.
This will be a special event on social media. BWahahahah