Dave Chappelle will make a welcome back with two stand-up specials headed to Netflix. Within the forthcoming special, the comedic creative picks at mainstream headlines including ISIS and the resurgence of O.J. Simpson’s past. In addition to the two aforementioned specials, another stand-up feature from Chappelle will reportedly arrive on Netflix in the near future.
“Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy — searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential. Dave’s three new specials promise to be some of the most anticipated events in comedy” Lisa Nishimura, the streaming service’s vice president of original documentary and comedy said.
The hour-long specials are from his personal vault. “Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin” was filmed at The Palladium in Los Angeles in March 2016 and “Dave Chappelle: Deep in the Heart of Texas” filmed at the Moody Theater in Austin in April 2015.
The stand-up specials on Netflix will be his first in 12 years. The first trailer proves the comedy legend hasn’t stopped courting controversy with his jokes.
“You know, I’ve met O.J. Simpson,” Chappelle said onstage. “He shook my hand. Standing beside him, his soon-to-be slain wife. She hugs me, and goes, ‘Good luck to you.’ And I whispered in her ear, “(Expletive), are you trying to get us both killed?'”
He’s currently on the road in preparation for a third Netflix special.
The first two specials will debut March 21st on Netflix.