Dave Chappelle and Netflix have reached an agreement to bring Chappelle’s Show back to the streaming service after it was pulled at their request.
Dave Chappelle announced that Chappelle Show has officially returned to Netflix.
In Instagram, the comedian told fans that the Comedy Central show that was pulled from the streaming giant two months ago will return on February 12.
“I asked him to stop watching the show and thank God almighty for you, he did,” Chappelle said. “You made that show useless because without your eyes it’s nothing.”
He continued, “And when you stopped watching, they called me. And I got my name and my license and my show back and they paid me millions of dollars. Thank you very much.” Chappelle went on to thank Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos for having “the courage to show his platform to the financial detriment of his company, just because I asked him to.” His thanks also went to Chris McCarthy of ViacomCBS for “correcting the past.”
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Chappelle Show It ran from 2003 to 2006 on Comedy Central and was a breakout vehicle for the comedy star. Chappelle resigned after the third season, citing the stress of producing and a growing amount of discomfort with some of the sketch content. Chappelle Show It was pulled from Netflix in November 2020 at the request of Chappelle. Earlier that month, the comedian spoke at length in an article about the terrible deal he signed with Comedy Central. “People think I made a lot of money from Chappelle Show“, said.” When I left that show, they never paid me. They didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract. But is that true? I found out that these people were broadcasting my work and they never had to ask me or never had to tell me. “
Chappelle ended the clip by saying, “After all these years, I can finally tell Comedy Central, ‘It’s been a pleasure doing business with you.’
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