Chapel Show, Dave Chappelle’s innovative central comic series that was pulled from Netflix last November at the comedian’s request, is returning to air today. Chappelle announced at the end of a live show that was posted to Instagram overnight.
Last fall, Chappelle asked Netflix, his new home for a stand-up comedy special, to be removed Chapel Show Of its formation due to a long-running contract dispute with the owner of Comedy Central ViacomCBS over licensing and royalty issues.
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In the new Instagram post, Chappelle says the issues have been resolved. “I’ve never asked Comedy Central for anything,” Chappelle told his fans. “If you remember, I said,“ I’m going to my true boss, ”and I came to you because I know where my strength lies. I asked you to stop watching the show and thank God Almighty upon you, you did.
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“You’ve made this show worthless because without your eyes, it’s nothing,” Chappelle continues. “And I stopped watching it. They called me, got my name back, got my license back, got back my offer, and they paid me millions of dollars.”
Comedian also thanks Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos for “the courage” to remove the show from Netflix despite the “financial damage to his company.” He then went on to thank CBS VIacom exec Chris McCarthy for “making the past true.”
And Chappelle adds, “After all these years, I can finally say, ‘Comedy Central, it has been a pleasure doing business with you.’ “
The Instagram video ends with a montage of scenes from Chapel Show Accompanied by the song “Happy Days Are Here Again”.
Earlier in the posting performance, Chappelle addressed the rebellion at the Capitol as well as his recent bout with the coronavirus. “There was a faction of people, cowards, who said, ‘You see, Dave Chappelle, that’s why we stay indoors where there is safety, and never try anything. “Well, enjoy yourself, gentlemen, because I am better now,” said Chappelle.