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Dave Chappelle's Third Netflix Special Drops New Year's Eve

Netflix announced the date with a video that drops Chappelle into an episode of 'Stranger Things.'

by VICE Staff
Nov 17 2017, 7:40pm

Dave Chappelle's third stand-up special of 2017 will drop on Netflix right in time for the New Year, the streaming service said Friday.

The December 31 release date was announced on Twitter in a Stranger Things–aping video, which also revealed the special's title: Dave Chappelle: Equanimity.

Chappelle's first two comedy specials for Netflix debuted back in March to mixed reviews. His jokes got some heat for seeming mean and lazy and offensive for all the wrong reasons, but the pair still managed to become the most-watched comedy specials on Netflix, so the hefty sum the company shelled out to Chappelle turned out to be worth it.

Also, the first two specials weren't actually new—they were shot in 2015 and 2016 but only released to the public this year. Equanimity, on the other hand, is all brand-new and shot specifically for Netflix, so it will be interesting to see how or if Chappelle will adjust to the controversy of the first two.

Give the Equanimity teaser—which drops Chappelle into a scene from the first season of Stranger Things—a watch above, and catch the whole thing on Netflix when it drops on December 31.