Netflix is about to drop one of the most highly anticipated comedy specials in years: Two new specials by Dave Chappelle.
We reported the news to you about Netflix’s deal with Dave Chappelle and the plan to release two specials and a new original performance to hit the streaming giant last year. On Tuesday, those first two specials, which were recorded in Austin, Texas and Los Angeles, have dropped a special trailer.
The trailer is brief, but it highlights Chappelle poking fun at ISIS, racism, and O.J. Simpson – the type of jokes that made Chappelle famous. These shows will most likely be a hit and funny.
“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.”
It is important to note that after Chappelle left his hit TV series The Chappelle Show on Comedy Central, the comedian took a step back from comedy. But, made infrequent stand-up and TV appearances for over half a decade. He made surprise appearances on HBO’s Def Poetry, where he performed two poems including “F*** Ashton Kutcher” and “How I got the Lead on Jeopardy”. But by 2013, he returned to full-time touring stand-up and appeared in several feature films including Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq.
You can watch the full trailer above.