About three years ago Dave Chappelle triumphantly returned to the stage, performing his stand-up comedy around the country for adoring fans who had missed him when he voluntarily went off the grid after the end of his iconic Comedy Central classic sketch comedy series, TheChappelle Show. If you weren’t lucky enough to see him live, don’t worry because Chappelle and Netlfix have you covered.
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Late last year it was announced that Netflix and Dave Chappelle had teamed up to release three stand-up comedy specials featuring Chappelle that would air exclusively on the streaming service. Well now the official premiere date of the specials has been revealed by Netflix, including a teaser trailer to get fans excited.
According to Shadow and Act, March 21 is the date that Dave Chappelle fans should mark on their calendars because that is when the comedian’s highly-anticipated comedy special is set to drop.
The official release about the Dave Chappelle/Netflix collaboration reads:
Dave Chappelle is bringing his blistering brand of comedy to Netflix, with three all-new stand-up specials. Chappelle and director Stan Lathan are producing an original stand-up comedy special exclusively for Netflix, with its premiere date now set for March 21, 2017.
Two additional never-before-seen specials come directly from Chappelle’s personal comedy vault. Directed by Lathan and filmed at Austin City Limits and The Hollywood Palladium, these represent Chappelle’s first concert specials in 12 years and are slated to be released simultaneously.
“Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy — searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential,” said Lisa Nishimura, VP of Original Documentary and Comedy, in a previous 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 is coming off his highly-praised Saturday Night Live hosting debut back in November, where his opening monologue set social media ablaze as the country was just coming to terms with the results of the 2016 presidential election. With all that is going on right now we could definitely use more than a few laughs and there are few more qualified than Dave Chappelle. Welcome back!
You can check out the teaser trailer for Chappelle’s Netflix comedy special BELOW:
1. MJ was a victim of physical abuse from his father as a child. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, he shed tears and claimed that he was so terrified of his father that he would often vomit when he saw him.
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2. His favorite animated character from childhood was Pinocchio.
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3. When MJ listened to the songs from his days in The Jackson 5, he said he sounded like “Minnie Mouse.”
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4. His middle name was Joseph – Michael Joseph Jackson.
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5. “Billie Jean” is allegedly based on a true story. MJ claims an obsessive fan tried to say he was the father of her child.
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6. His first song to hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart was “Ben” in 1972.
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7. MJ was a huge Beatles fan. He paid $47 million for the publishing rights to the Beatles back catalogue in 1985 and sold a share of it to Sony in 1995 for $95 million.
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8. Get this… The costumes for the “Thriller” video came from the Salvation Army.
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9. Jackson invented and owns the patent for the special anti-gravity boots he wore that allowed him to lean forward extremely far in live performances of “Smooth Criminal.”
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10. MJ loved animals, and had several…strange pets. He had a python called Crusher, two llamas called Louis and Lola, and his most famous pet was Bubbles, the chimpanzee.
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11. Sources say MJ “borrowed” the Moonwalk from street dancers he saw outside a hotel.
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12. The original song title for “Thriller” was “Starlight.”
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13. Sources say MJ slept in an oxygen tent to live longer and for cosmetic purposes.
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14. MJ was a proud owner of a 2,700-acre Neverland Ranch that has a theme park, a menagerie, and a movie theater.
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15. “Home Alone” star Macaulay Culkin was one of MJ’s closest friends, and is the godfather of two of Jackson’s children.
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16. MJ’s estate signed a deal with Sony that gave them access to his unreleased recordings for $250 million.
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17. MJ often wore a black armband to remind people of the suffering of children around the world.
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18. The Los Angeles mansion he was renting just before he passed away once belonged to Sean Connery.
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19. MJ was allegedly a pretty avid reader… He was once accused by a library of owing $1 million in overdue book fines.
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20. Wikipedia, Twitter, and AOL’s Instant Messenger all crashed at 3:15PM on the day MJ died: June 25, 2009.
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