Fans of comedy rejoiced late last year, when it was revealed elusive comedian Dave Chappelle will be returning to the limelight with multiple stand-up comedy specials being brought to fruition by the streaming service Netflix.
Last month Netflix announced the titles of the first two (of three) specials what will be distributed by their service. The first, called ‘Deep in the Heart of Texas’, was filmed in April 2015 in Austin, TX. The second, called ‘The Age of Spin’, was filmed in March 2016 in Los Angeles, CA.
In a press release distributed this morning, Netflix announced both of these specials will be released simultaneously on March 21, 2017.
With just one week until the premiere date, Netflix has finally unveiled the trailers for these specials:
In the trailer, Chappelle jokes about ISIS, race, and O.J. Simpson over A Tribe Called Quest‘s 2016 single “We the People…”.
A Tribe Called Quest has a long history with Chappelle, dating back to the first episodes of legendary sketch series ‘Chappelle’s Show’, which ran from 2003 to 2006. The group also stood as the musical guests for the comedian’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ hosting debut in November 2016.
Last year, an unnamed source told The New York Post’s Page Six that Chappelle was offered $20 million per special. With similar reports detailing his total compensation at $60 million, it’s likely a third Dave Chappelle comedy special will be produced specifically for Netflix in the near future.