Dave Chappelle Has 3 Comedy Specials Heading to Netflix

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Dave Chappelle’s recent Saturday Night Live debut was just a teaser for what the comedian has planned for fans.

The comedian’s first time at SNL was a huge hit for ratings, breaking longstanding viewership records-not to mention his opening monologue going viral the next day. Following the success of his return to TV, Chappelle has signed on to produce 3 new comedy specials with Netflix.

“Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy — searing, vital and now more than ever, essential,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix vp, original documentary and comedy. “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.”

Bloomberg reporter Lucas Shaw has said that the specials will consist of one from a recent tour and the other two from his own “personal comedy vault.”

According to a Page Six source, Chappelle will allegedly score $60 million from the three special deal. “Dave was offered $20 million a special. Netflix basically has a war chest for this kind of content. Whether it’s a loss or not, Dave Chappelle’s specials will get a lot of press and bring in new subscribers,” the source told the site.

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