Dave Chappelle Has Three Standup Comedy Specials Coming to Netflix

Hot on the heels of his highly-rated post-election appearance on Saturday Night Live, Chappelle is ready to release both new and old material to the online network. 

WASHINGTON, DC- OCTOBER 18: Actor and comedian Dave Chappelle poses on the red carpet during the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize For Humor on October 18, 2015 in Washington, DC. Kris Connor/Getty Images

If Dave Chappelle’s appearance on Saturday Night Live earlier this month left you wanting more, you are in luck; the comedian has three specials coming to Netflix, the online network announced Monday.

As Variety reports, these projects will be Chappelle’s first standup tv specials in twelve years.

“Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy — searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s VP of original documentary and comedy. “Dave’s three new specials promise to be some of the most anticipated events in comedy.”

The deal includes one original special produced by Chappelle and director Stan Lathan. The other two specials, which will come from Chappelle’s vault, include a performance produced at the Austin City Limits Live venue and one performance at the Hollywood Palladium.

Chappelle’s appearance as the host on Saturday Night Live this month generated the show’s highest ratings in three years, and according to Variety, Chappelle is one of the most successful touring comics in the country, staging 500 shows during the last three years.

Netflix previously inked a $40 million deal with Chris Rock for two comedy specials, making them a true contender in the standup arena.

No premiere date has been announced for the new special, but the vault specials are slated to air simultaneously in 2017.

Read more at Variety.

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