Chappelle’s Show is about to have a new home. Dave Chappelle‘s classic sketch comedy series is landing on Netflix, the streaming platform announced today, sharing “the best news you’ve heard all year.” And we won’t have to wait long to watch — it’ll be available in just a few days, with a Nov. 1 Netflix premiere date.
The series originally premiered on Comedy Central, where two full seasons aired on the network before the show ended. Although Chappelle’s Show had planned for Season 3, the comedian left the series after production delays, and a third season, titled “The Lost Episodes,” was released later.
Today’s Netflix news thrilled comedy fans, who were excited to rewatch the series on Netflix. “Already watched it once this year and now looking forward to 50 more times,” one wrote. “THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN THIS YEAR,” another added. One fan replied, “I’m cool with the price increase now lol,” referring to yesterday’s Netflix price hikes on the streamer’s most popular subscription plans.
Chappelle’s Show, which was created by Chappelle and Neal Brennan, first aired in 2003. Before jumping to Netflix, Chappelle’s Show was available to stream on both the Comedy Central website and more recently, CBS All Access. Each episode of the series combines stand-up comedy, a sketch featuring Chappelle, and a musical performance to close everything out.
Over the course of the series, Chappelle created and introduced recurring characters, like Tyrone Biggums, Leonard Washington and Tron Carter. Chappelle’s Show also frequently features guests, bringing on Bill Burr, Arsenio Hall, Susan Sarandon, Jamie Foxx and more.
When Chappelle’s Show lands in the Netflix library, it’ll be joined by the comedian’s three Netflix stand-up specials. While he took a years-long hiatus from comedy, Chappelle returned to the spotlight a few years ago with 2017’s Dave Chappelle: Equanimity and Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin. His more recent special, 2019’s Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones, is also currently streaming on Netflix, and you can catch in him the latest season of David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.
And in more good news, HBO Max also announced today that Chappelle’s Show will be joining their comedy library, so it looks like you’ve got options to stream!
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