Dave Chappelle Returns With Two Hilarious Netflix Specials, Twitter Loses It
Dave Chappelle’s Netflix specials dropped at midnight—The Age of Spin and Deep in the Heart of Texas—and since then, he’s had everyone talking.
Last night, he celebrated the premiere of the specials in L.A.
“This is a celebration!” he announced at the Peppermint Club in West Hollywood, according to USA Today. He then launched into a one-hour set, with different jokes than the ones that appear in his special, touching on the presidential election and Emmett Till.
Leading up to the two anticipated stand up specials, Chappelle has been on a promo run, including a heartfelt interview on CBS This Morning with Gayle King, where he broke down exactly why he left his hit Comedy Central series, Chappelle’s Show, at the height of its success in 2005, leaving behind a $50 million paycheck.
“I was in this very successful place, but the emotional content of it didn’t feel anything like what I imagined success should feel like. It just didn’t feel right,” he said. “Chappelle’s Show’s like breakin’ up with a girl and you still like her. But in your mind you’re like, ‘That s— is crazy. I’m not goin’ back.”
So far, the response to the specials has been huge, with fans on Twitter saying it’s like he never left and just generally overjoyed that he’s back. Check out some of the reactions below.
Most eloquent bit from the Dave Chappelle special pic.twitter.com/IBi6ahEeF4
— Andie (@andiecast) March 21, 2017
Ok I'm crying. This is Dave Chappelle's reaction to the OJ Simpson case pic.twitter.com/4DxSKbI2Gx
— RJ (@LightBeerRJ) March 21, 2017
— Ryan Sykes (@rsykes77) March 21, 2017
Dave Chappelle is the King of Comedy.
— Russ® (@YourBoyRuss) March 21, 2017
Black, Muslim, Philanthropist, Activist, Visionary —started from scratch. Dave Chappelle is what makes America great pic.twitter.com/epQAviSWJE
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) March 21, 2017
— Chad Foreman (@chadaforeman) March 21, 2017
Dave Chappelle is the funniest person to ever walk the Earth. Other than Richard Pryor.
— sic parvis magna. (@Trillmackulate) March 21, 2017
'The Age of Spin' and 'Deep in the Heart of Texas' are genius specials. Dave Chappelle has never lost his stand-up chops.
— zack (@zacklemore92) March 21, 2017
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