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Netflix Is Bringing Us Three New Dave Chappelle Stand-Up Specials Next Year

Two of the specials will be previously unreleased material from his "personal comedy vault," and the third will be brand new.

by VICE Staff
Nov 21 2016, 6:02pm

Netflix will bless the world with three new Dave Chappelle stand-up comedy specials next year, the streaming site announced Monday.

Chappelle—who recently hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this month with A Tribe Called Quest and has been reportedly testing out some anti-Trump material in small, intimate shows around NYC—hasn't released a special like this since 2004, so the announcement is pretty huge.

According to Bloomberg, the Chappelle comedy trilogy isn't all new material. Two of the specials will be previously unreleased material from his "personal comedy vault," and the third will be brand new. The two older sets were filmed at the Hollywood Paladium and Austin City Limits, respectively.

"Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy—searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential," Netflix said in a statement. "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."

There's not a whole lot of information about the specials or when they might be gracing the screens of our laptops, but they're coming "soon," by God, and that is something.

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