Dave Chappelle Reveals ‘Chappelle’s Show’ Has Returned To Netflix, Says Comedy Central Paid Him Millions
The ‘Chappelle’s Show’ has officially returned to Netflix after being pulled from the streaming service. On Thursday (Feb. 11th) Dave Chappelle uploaded a video clip to his Instagram page that appears to be a moment from one of his recent standup performances. In the video, the famous comedian shares that his fans boycotting his Comedy Central show, ‘Chappelle’s Show’, like he asked helped him get his power back, and millions from the network. He said,
“I asked you to stop watching the show and thank God Almighty for you, you did. You made that show worthless because, without your eyes, it’s nothing. And when you stopped watching it they called me and 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.”
Dave Chappelle then took the time to thank the co-CEO of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, for removing the popular series from the streaming platform once he expressed he wasn’t treated fairly by Comedy Central and ViacomCBS. He also thanked Chris McCarthy of ViacomCBS for “making the past right” and overseeing to ensure that everything went smoother this time around.
Before the clip ended Dave Chappelle added,
“After all these years, I can finally say to Comedy Central, ‘it’s been a pleasure doing business with you.'”
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As we previously reported, this past November Dave Chappelle expressed to his fans for the first time his ill relationship with Comedy Central. During one of his standup performances, the 47-year-old entertainer revealed that despite his show being a huge hit, he received no money following his departure from the ViacomCBS-owned show.
“When I left that show I never got paid. They (ViacomCBS) didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract.”
Dave Chappelle asked the audience:
“But is that right? I found out that these people were streaming my work and they never had to ask me or they never had to tell me. Perfectly legal ‘cause I signed the contract. But is that right? I didn’t think so either.”
“Boycott ‘Chappelle’s Show’, do not watch it unless they pay me….If you’re a shareholder at Viacom, tell them it’s wrong.”
He also shared why Netflix decided to remove the ‘Chappelle’s Show’ from his platform.
“That’s why I like working for Netflix. I like working for Netflix because when all those bad things happened to me, that company didn’t even exist. And when I found out they were streaming ‘Chappelle’s Show,’ I was furious. How could they not– how could they not know? So you know what I did? I called them and I told them that this makes me feel bad. And you want to know what they did? They agreed that they would take it off their platform just so I could feel better.”
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