Dave Chappelle is back! The comedian is returning to TV this March, with two stand-up specials streaming on Netflix. These specials mark Chappelle’s first in 12 years, since “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party” came out in 2005.
The two specials —”Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin,” which was filmed at the Palladium in Los Angeles last March, and “Dave Chappelle: Deep in the Heart of Texas,” which was filmed at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin in April 2015 — have never aired before. Both were directed by Stan Lathan (“Def Comedy Jam”). Chappelle is currently on the road doing concert dates in preparation for a third Netflix special.
“Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy – searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential,” said Netflix executive Lisa Nishimura in a statement, as reported by Rolling Stone. “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.”
In 2017, the streaming giant plans to release as many as one stand-up special per week, as reported by The Verge. This includes specials from Amy Schumer, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Jouis CK, Jim Gaffigan, Neal Brennan, Cristela Alonzo, Bill Burr, Chappelle and more.
Both specials will premiere on Tuesday, March 21. Watch the trailer below.