Legendary comedian Dave Chapelle has taken over Netflix after scoring the most views for a comedy special EVER!
While Chapelle has not released a comedy special since 2004, (For What It is Worth.) The streaming service confirmed that Chapelle’s two specials — Deep in the Heart of Texas and The Age of Spin generated a considerable amount of buzz and critical raves before its release, as well as some backlash as some found his jokes about women, Bill Cosby and the LGBTQ community offensive. However, in a first quarter letter to shareholders, Netflix boasted about the popularity of its new Dave Chappelle stand-up specials.
“The triumphant return of a comedy legend in Dave Chappelle: Collection 1 was our most viewed comedy special ever.”
Chappelle was reportedly paid $60 million for three specials in total. Comedian Chris Rock was reportedly paid $40 million for two upcoming specials.
Congrats Dave Chapelle!
Source: Entertainment Weekly