Woah! Dave Chappelle Getting Paid HOW MANY MILLIONS For NEW Chappelle Show?
It’s not The Chappelle Show, but it’s the next best thing! Wait until you see the deal Dave has worked up with the streaming mogul, Netflix. It’s astounding!
— New York City, New York
However, given his super successful Saturday Night Live debut, it’s official. And, you better bet Netflix isn’t missing out on this opportunity.
So, according to Page Six, Dave Chappelle has agreed to do three Netflix specials for the streaming giant. The source doesn’t specify whether they’re stand-ups or sketch-comedies.
News: 3 new Dave Chappelle comedy specials, coming soon. pic.twitter.com/OzrDukBPk6
— Netflix US (@netflix) November 21, 2016
According to the source, two of the Netflix specials will be from Dave Chappelle’s personal archive — obviously, something the public has never seen.
If you remember from his Chappelle Show, when he’d talk just before the skit, he said a few times that some of the stuff he developed wasn’t “approved” for the show.
So, who knows what’s in store for the audiences, right?
Supposedly, all three are going to be simultaneously released in 2017. That’s awesome news.
2016 was a super bust for everything. We’re in need of a great laugh right now.
Nevertheless, the announcement came on Monday, when a source told Page Six Dave struck the deal — to the tune of $60 MILLION!
— CNN (@CNN) November 21, 2016
That’s $20 MILLION PER SPECIAL, for those who want to do the math. The insider mentions as follows.
“Dave was offered $20 million a special. Netflix basically has a war chest for this kind of content. Whether it’s a loss or not, Dave Chappelle’s specials will get a lot of press and bring in new subscribers.”
The source says, back in 2005, Chappelle walked away from his deal with Comedy Central — the one where he was supposed to do a third and fourth season of The Chappelle Show.
Dave Chappelle rejected 50 million from Comedy Central bc it didn't feel right. God came back with 60 million from Netflix! #blessings!
— SUNNI (@SunniAndTheCity) November 22, 2016
They offered him $50 million for both seasons. However, Dave left during mid-third season. So, instead of $50 million, he only ended up with $10 million.
However…come on. It’s $10 million. That’s still lifetime-money.
Netflix Is Grabbing’m Up
Nonetheless, the streaming company has said it’s not going to officially comment on the “financial terms” of its deals.
Yet, it seems that Chappelle isn’t the only one Netflix is head-hunting.
The source also notes that the company has struck a deal with Chris Rock for $40 million. It notes Rock will complete two stand-up specials.
Bro what's crazy about the 3 Chappelle specials coming to Netflix, is that they aren't just stand up specials. And Chris Rock has 2 more. pic.twitter.com/0d3XSlQEKo
— OXTAIL GAWD (@ThatDudeMCFLY) November 21, 2016
Overall, what are your thoughts regarding Dave Chappelle’s comeback? Feel free to share your comments in the section below.
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