Need additional reasons to send 2016 packing? Netflix announced today that it will be releasing three new comedy specials from Dave Chappelle, his first in over 12 long years.
“Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy — searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential,” said Netflix’s 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.”
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— Netflix US (@netflix) November 21, 2016
The first special will be an original produced by Chappelle and director Stan Lathan, while Netflix reports that the additional two will come directly from Chappelle’s “personal comedy vault.”
They arrive in 2017. We’ll keep our ears pressed to the grapevine for further details.