Dave Chappelle’s classic sketch comedy series, “Chappelle’s Show” has returned to Netflix. On Friday, the legendary comic released an 11-minute stand-up titled “Redemption,” announcing the show’s return while also providing insight into what led to the reunion.
Last November, Chappelle publicly asked his supporters to stop watching the show on Netflix and HBO Max. In his stand-up “Unforgiven,” the comedian called the show “stolen goods” and revealed he wasn’t compensated for its licensing, or properly paid back when the show originally aired on Comedy Central.
These actions quickly led to the show’s takedown from both streaming platforms.
In his most recent special, Chappelle commended Ted Sarandos and Chris Mccarthy, high-ranking executives from Netflix (Sarandos) and ViacomCBS (Mccarthy), for honoring his initial request to remove the show.
Regarding their actions, Chappelle stated, “When you stopped watching it, they called me…I got my name back, and I got my license back, and I got my show back, and they paid me millions of dollars. Thank you very much.”
Fans can now enjoy the Rick James impersonations and the tales of Tyrone Biggums peacefully.
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