The specials will be Chappelle’s first since 2005’s ‘For What It's Worth’.
Dave Chappelle will be making his return to the small screen next year, with three comedy specials set to air on Netflix.
The projects will be the first television specials the comedian has done in 12 years and they follow on from his stint hosting the first post-election ‘Saturday Night Live’, which gave the show its best rating in three years last weekend.
Dave Chappelle is coming to Netflix
“Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy — searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential,” said Netflix VP of original documentary and comedy Lisa Nishimura in a statement.
“Dave’s three new specials promise to be some of the most anticipated events in comedy, and we are honored he will mark his global return on Netflix.”
Chappelle will work with the streaming service to produce an original special, which is yet to have a premiere date. They will also air two previously unseen specials from his vault.
The last special the comedian did was ‘Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth’, which aired on Showtime in 2005.
A year later he left his critically acclaimed Comedy Central series ‘Chappelle's Show’.
In the past decade Chappelle has only made sporadic appearances on television and in films, including a small role in Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq, last year.
Last month Netflix announced they’d landed two new stand-up specials from Chris Rock as part of a huge $40 million deal.
Earlier this year it also aired Dana Carvey's first stand-up special in 20 years and earned an Emmy in September for Patton Oswalt's special, 'Talking for Clapping'.
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