As long as Dave Chappelle talks about being “canceled”, the money keeps coming in.
His latest contract with Netflix earns him more than $60 million for four specials – Equanimity, The revelation of the birds, sticks and stones, and The closest – the comedy giant is back, with four more specials heading our way.
While many consider him one of the greatest comedians of all time, Chappelle faced backlash for his latest The closest special, in which he caused controversy Remarks on the trans community. This prompted a trans-Netflix employee to stage a walkout to protest the special’s scrapping altogether, which ended in them being fired after leaking financials regarding Chappelle’s payout.
The streaming service announced in a press release on Friday that it will now pick up four special executives produced and animated by Chappelle, alongside some of his favorite comics, per BNC News.
New The local Chappelle team will debut on February 28, kicking off the series with comedic vet Earthquake, otherwise known as Nathaniel Martin Stroman, titled Earthquake: Legendary. Additionally, the next special will focus on Donnell Rawlings, another comedian who appeared on Chappelle show.
“I’ve been doing this for a long time and comedians like Quake and Donnell are not only friends, but inspired my own career,” Chappelle said in an email. declaration. “Everyone in the comedy community knows these names and knows their time to shine is long overdue.”
Netflix has confirmed that Chappelle will headline the new comedy series.
More recently, the comic landed in more hot water after convincing the City Council of Yellow Springs, Ohio to vote “no” to promoting affordable housing. He did so by threatening to pull his millions of businesses out of town if the proposal passed, sparking further outrage on social media.