21
Nov
2016

Dave Chappelle’s 3 Netflix Comedy Specials Will Earn Him $60 Million

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Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle Lands 3 Netflix Specials

Fresh off of nailing his Saturday Night Live (SNL) appearance, Dave Chappelle has secured a deal with Netflix for three new comedy specials. The deal is reportedly worth up to $60 million.

This will mark his first standup TV specials in 12 years. Reportedly, the deal calls for Chappelle and director Stan Lathan to produce an original special for Netflix. Two other unreleased projects will come from Chappelle, with one being produced out of the Austin City Limits venue, and the other at the Hollywood Palladium.

Last month, Netflix made a $40 million deal with Chris Rock for two new comedy specials. There’s no premiere date yet for the new special.

Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle

Chappelle began his film career in 1993 as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood: Men in Tights. He landed supporting roles in box office hits including The Nutty Professor, Con Air, and Blue Streak. His first lead role was in the 1998 comedy film Half Baked, which he co-wrote with Neal Brennan.

In 2003, Chappelle became more widely known for his sketch comedy television series, Chappelle’s Show, also co-written with Brennan, which ran until his retirement from the show two years later. The show continues to run in late-night syndication and on television networks around the world. In 2009 Comedy Central ranked him No. 43 in the “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.”

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