Dave Chappelle's Netflix Specials Just Got a Teaser Trailer and Release Date

  • Dave Chappelle's Netflix Specials Just Got a Teaser Trailer and Release Date

Dave Chappelle's Netflix Specials Just Got a Teaser Trailer and Release Date

Netflix teased the return of the acclaimed comedian on Thursday with a teaser trailer promoting his upcoming pair of stand-up comedy specials, which both premiere March 21 on the streaming service. The fact that he signed for $60 million, more than the money he left on the table when he parted ways with Comedy Central, was icing on the cake for Dave (and fans).

The trailer, which doesn't reveal too much, features a voiceover of Chappelle alluding to numerous topics he will no doubt cover in his special - including OJ Simpson. The two specials, according to Entertainment Weekly, include the March 2016 recording The Age of Spin and the April 2015 Austin City Limits show entitled Deep in the Heart of Texas.

Netflix has already landed deals with Dave Chappelle, Louis CK, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Patton Oswalt and Amy Schumer - and is apparently shelling out big money for all of them.

Chappelle joined Saturday Night Live as host last November, marking the first episode of the NBC series since the presidential election. "You guys aren't as full of surprises as you used to be". But since Netflix doesn't release its numbers, it's impossible to know whether the company's efforts to dominate the comedy market are paying off.