Watch Dave Chappelle Riff on ISIS and O.J. for His New Netflix Specials

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Chappelle’s back.

In a week, comedian Dave Chappelle will release two hourlong standup specials on Netflix. They’ll be the first such specials he’s put into the world in a dozen years, though he’s been touring extensively since 2014. The trailer gives a peek at what to expect: Chappelle not shying away from the absurdities of the modern world, integrating anecdotes about watching ISIS beheadings on YouTube and meeting the now-up-for-parole O.J. Simpson, but also going back to certain staples.

“You know what kills more black people than anything? More than police and terrorism?” he asks his audience. “Salt.”


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The two specials, which were self-financed and produced by Chappelle and then acquired from Netflix, were filmed in Austin at Austin City Limits and Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium. A third Chappelle comedy special made specifically for Netflix is also in the works, with Chappelle and director Stan Lathan.

Chappelle hosted the first post-election “Saturday Night Live” in November, delivering a blistering monologue and helping the show to its highest ratings in three years.

The Chappelle shows are one slice of the ever-expanding Netflix stand-up comedy pie. Recent high-profile deals for stand-up specials include ones made with Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, Tracy Morgan, and Louis C.K.

Watch the trailer below:


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