Netflix released a 27-second teaser for Dave Chappelle’s three-part Netflix release date on Thursday.
There’s not a lot of details to speak of in the teaser, but I guess that is the point of a teaser in the first place. That said, we now know Netflix is releasing two Chappelle specials from the comedian’s “personal comedy vault” on March 21st.
In the teaser and tweet, Netflix vaguely describes what the new Dave Chappelle will entail; “two specials, one event.” The two specials, according to Entertainment Weekly, include the March 2016 recording of The Age of Spin and the April 2015 Austin City limits show called Deep in the Heart of Texas. But is the “one event” in the tweet references that both shows will be released at once, or it could be another stand-up special?
Last November, Netflix released a press release announcing Chappelle’s deal. In addition, the comedian said he was prepping “three all-new stand-up specials” for Netflix.
“Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy — searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential,” Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary and Comedy, said in the press release last November. “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.”
Dave Chappelle hosted Saturday Night Live last November, on the first episode of the NBC series since the presidential elecition. “I didn’t know that Donald Trump was going to win the election,” Chappelle said in his opening monologue. Chappelle added that he knew something was not going to go as the polls predicted.
“I know the whites,” Chappelle said. “You guys aren’t as full of surprises as you used to be. And I think I speak for all of black America when I say that we are all praying for Omarosa. I don’t even know what she’s doing in the news. But America’s done it. We’ve actually elected an internet troll as our president.”