Dave Chappelle’s Show Pulled From HBO Max At Comedian’s Request

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Dave Chappelle’s Show Pulled From HBO Max At Comedian’s Request

A month ago Dave Chappelle requested that his Comedy Central series, Chappelle’s Show, be removed from Netflix, and now HBO Max will be doing the same thing.  HBO exec Casey Bloys says that after a chat with Dave Chapelle the streaming platform has agreed to have episodes of the show removed before the end of the year.  He says:

“We had a conversation with Dave. I won’t get into it, but it’s very clear that it’s a very unique and specificand emotional issue he’s got,


So at the end of the year, at the end of this year, December 31, we’ll also honor his request and take the show down.”

He added that if the network

“can do something that makes him feel better about it, then I’d like to do that.”

Dave Chappelle said in a recent video on Instagram that he asked Netflix to remove the series because of his frustrations with the original contract that he signed for the show.  The contract reportedly gives the comedian no payments when ViacomCBS licenses Chappelle’s Show to streaming networks.

“They did something just because they thought that I might think that they were wrong. And I do.  I think that if you are f**king streaming that show, you’re fencing stolen goods.”

Dave Chappelle also called out Comedy Central’s parent company, ViacomCBS, and HBO for making the show still available to stream; calling out HBO in particular for passing on the show, years ago before Comedy Central picked it up.

“They went too far. They said, literally, ‘What do we need you for?’ That’s what they told me as they kicked me out of the office: ‘What do we need you for?’”

The comedian is now asking HBO the same question, “what do you need me for” as he asked the platform to remove the series.

“And here we are, all these years later, and they’re streaming the very show that I was pitching to them. So I’m asking them: What do you need me for?”

 In November he asked his fans on Instagram to not support his show on streaming platforms, he said.

“I’m begging you: If you ever liked me, if you ever think there was anything worthwhile about me, I’m begging you, please don’t watch that show.  I’m not asking you to boycott any network boycott me. Boycott Chappelle’s Show. Do not watch it unless they pay me.”

For the moment, Chappelle’s Show will still stream on CBS All Access.

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Authored by: Demi Lobo