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Dave Chapelle’s Netflix Special Gets A Trailer

Steve Porter / March 17, 2017

Dave Chapelle is an American comedian, writer, actor, and producer. He had an active acting and standup career in the 90’s, but his heyday was the early to mid-2000’s with his hit Comedy Central sketch program, The Chapelle Show. The show ran for 3 seasons from 2003 to 2006 with a total of 33 episodes. At the time of writing this article, the show has a rating of 8.7 out of 10 on IMDB based on the votes of nearly 40,000 members and it is ranked 70th on IMDB’s list of the top 250 shows of all time. The series won 7 awards including a BET Comedy Award, A Gold Derby TV Award, and A Vision Award from NAMIC. The show was also nominated for an additional 14 awards.

 

 

Chapelle made headlines when seemingly at the height of his career, he backed away from the fame and spotlight when most would have embraced it. From 2006 to 2015 Chappelle went dark, only appearing a few times on TV and some stand up shows. In  2015, he resurfaced again in Spike Lee’s American satirical musical drama, “Chi-Raq”.

 

 

On March 14th, 2017, Netflix US & Canada released the official trailer for his upcoming Netflix Original stand up special. Two live events were filmed, one in Los Angeles, California, and the other in Austin, Texas and the the performances were mashed together. There’s a few jokes in the trailer and they’re sure to yield quite the chuckle from fans and first timers. But we will say this is definitely one of those occasions where we hope all the best stuff isn’t in the trailer because if that’s the case, things might be kind of grim. So here’s to hoping Dave is really back and that this doesn’t stink as bad as Chris Tucker’s comeback.