From ‘Chappelle’s Show’ to His Standup Specials, 9 Dave Chappelle Comedies Streaming on Netflix
Chappelle’s Show, is making its Netflix debut in November. The streamer already carries many of the comedian’s projects, including exclusive stand-up specials and interviews that can’t be found anywhere else. Here are nine Dave Chappelle comedies you’ll find on Netflix in November.
1. ‘Chappelle’s Show’
Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show is a sketch comedy series created by Chappelle and his longtime collaborator, Neil Brennan. The show ran for two seasons. Chappelle abruptly left during the third, resulting in a short three-episode season.
Chappelle’s Show hits Netflix on Nov. 1.
In Screwed, Chappelle and fellow comedian Norm Macdonald play two friends hellbent on stealing their boss’ dog for revenge. The movie also features Danny DeVito, Sarah Silverman, Sherman Helmsley, and Elaine Stritch.
3. 2017 ‘The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at The Hollywood Palladium’
After nearly a decade away from the public eye, Chappelle returned to comedy with a two-part stand-up special for Netflix. In The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at The Hollywood Palladium — which was filmed in Los Angeles in March 2016 — Chappelle jokes about leaving comedy and why he returned.
4. ‘Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits’
Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits was filmed in April 2015. In the special, Chappelle talks about his family and his experiences with racism.
5. ‘Dave Chappelle: Equanimity’ and ‘The Bird Revelation’
Chappelle’s stand-up specials, Equanimity and The Bird Revelation, premiered on Netflix in 2017. The sets were filmed at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C., in September 2017 and The Comedy Store in LA in October 2017. In the specials, Chappelle jokes about Donald Trump, growing up poor, and the current culture of intolerance.
6. ‘Def Comedy Jam 25’
In 2017, several comedy giants got together to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Def Comedy Jam. The star-studded special includes appearances by Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and Tiffany Haddish.
But at the 56-minute mark, the show takes an unexpectedly hilarious turn. After D.L. Hughley and Chappelle get on stage to talk about “being Black in America,” they are cut off by upbeat music. Rather than pretend as if nothing happened, Chappelle skewers the DJ and pokes fun at the moment.
The two comics end up going off-script and riff with the audience for nearly 10 minutes. With energy from the scores of comedic legends in the room, Chappelle’s improvised moment turned into one of his funniest ever.
7. ‘Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones’
Chappelle’s 2019 stand-up special, Sticks & Stones — which was filmed at the Tabernacle concert hall in downtown Atlanta — includes controversial commentary about Michael Jackson and R. Kelly. In his set, the comedian addresses the new age of canceled culture.
8. ‘The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor’ tribute special
In 2019, Chappelle was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center, with his friends and family in attendance. Aziz Ansari, John Stewart, Neil Brennan, Sarah Silverman, and Tiffany Haddish paid tribute to Chappelle by highlighting his contributions to comedy. At the end of the event, Chappelle took to the stage to talk about his life and career.
The special features clips from a private stand-up set he performed for his closest friends and family the night before.
9. ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman’
David Letterman chats with Chappelle in a rare interview for his Netflix series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. While touring Chappelle’s hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the comedians talk about life, family, religion, and comedy.