‘Chapelle’s Present’ is streaming on Netflix once more with Dave Chapelle’s blessing

Chappelle introduced the information throughout a standup set Thursday, a 10-minute efficiency titled “Redemption Track,” through which he thanked his followers for refusing to observe the present on the streaming service. He posted the set to his Instagram account on Thursday night time. Together with Netflix, Comedy Central, which ran the present from 2003 to 2006, additionally reached out to Chappelle.

“I by no means requested Comedy Central for something. In case you bear in mind, I mentioned ‘I’ll my actual boss and I got here to you’ as a result of I do know the place my energy lies,” Chappelle mentioned throughout his set. “I requested you to cease watching the present and thank God almighty for you, you probably did. You made that present nugatory as a result of with out your eyes, it is nothing. And once you stopped watching it they known as me. And I bought my title again. And I bought my license again, and I bought my present again, they usually paid me hundreds of thousands of . Thanks very a lot.”

Netflix began airing “Chappelle’s Present” on Nov. 1 however after Chappelle publicly complained about Comedy Central and ViacomCBS licensing the present with out further cost to him, Netflix pulled it. Chappelle was the creator, star and govt producer of the present.

“They (ViacomCBS) did not need to pay me as a result of I signed the contract,” Chappelle mentioned in November 2020. “However is that proper? I discovered that these folks have been streaming my work they usually by no means needed to ask me or they by no means have to inform me. Completely authorized as a result of I signed the contract. However is that proper? I did not suppose so both. That is why I like working for Netflix.”

As for Netflix, Chappelle mentioned he merely known as up co-CEO Ted Sarandos and mentioned, “This makes me really feel unhealthy. And also you wish to know what they did, they agreed that they’d take it off their platform simply so I might really feel higher.”

Chappelle thanked Sarandos in his set and named Chris McCarthy of ViacomCBS for “making the previous proper.”

“Lastly in any case of those years I can lastly say to Comedy Central, ‘It has been a pleasure doing enterprise with you,'” Chappelle mentioned.

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