The Controversial Dave Chappelle-Netflix Romance Continues: 4 New Specials to Come
“Dave Chappelle: The Closer” was billed as the controversy-courting comedian’s final Netflix special, but the streaming service is doubling down on its business relationship with Chappelle.
Netflix announced today that they are teaming up with the comedian for “Chappelle’s Home Team.”“Chappelle’s Home Team” will be comprised of a series of four comedy specials from different comedians selected by executive producer Chappelle, who will appear in each special to introduce the comedian.
The series kicks off February 28 with “Earthquake: Legendary” featuring Washington D.C.-based comedian Earthquake.
The second special, which does not have a release date, will highlight Donnell Rawlings.In 2016, Chappelle signed a lucrative deal with Netflix that paid him $20 million for each special he released on the streaming service.
But he began attracting controversy almost immediately for his jokes about the trans community that offended many in the LGBT community.
Chappelle has refused to back down from his jokes,
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