Buckle up because Dave Chappelle is returning to Netflix with a new stand-up special next week.
As per Variety, the special is going by the name The Closer and will be the comic’s sixth special for the streaming platform.
That title immediately makes you think that it hints at it being the last special Chappelle plans on doing, a line of thinking confirmed by a press released viewed by Variety: As he closes out his slate of comedy specials, Dave takes the stage to set the record straight – and get a few things off his chest.”
Expect an incendiary and forthright performance that Chappelle has made his trademark, particularly if it is indeed his last special for Netflix.
His last one from 2020 was called 8:46, a reference to both the time of the comic’s birth and the lengthy of time the Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the late George Floyd’s neck. And Chappelle really didn’t hold back from that subject in his performance, discussing the killing of Floyd as well as the Black Lives Matter protests that arrived in its aftermath.
Another Netflix special seemed a long way off when Netflix pulled Chappelle’s Show at the comic’s request recently. Just before it was removed, Chappelle claimed he never got paid after leaving the Comedy Central show, saying that he was “furious” that it was coming to Netflix. Earlier this year though, the sketch show returned to the streaming platform.
The Closer arrives on Netflix on October 5th and you catch a teaser for the special below. “Sometimes the funniest thing to say is mean,” he says in the clip. “Remember, I’m not saying it to be mean: I’m saying it because it’s funny.”
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