Dave Chappelle Signs A New Deal With Netflix!
Comedian and actor Dave Chappelle has just signed a major deal with Netflix. He is creating three comedy specials for the streaming company, set to air in 2017. Though the details behind his compensation for the deal have not been publicized, it has been said that he is making 60 million dollars from this deal.
One of the three specials is said to be an original creation from the collaboration of
Chappelle and Stan Lathan. The other specials are not new but will be from Chappelle’s prior creations. They are reportedly from a prior production out of the Austin City Limits Live venue, and from a performance at the Hollywood Palladium.
The Vice President of Netflix, Lisa Nishimura issued a statement regarding the collaboration voicing how great it will be. She stated, “Dave’s three new specials promise to be some of the most anticipated events in comedy.”
Earlier this month, Netflix signed another deal with comedian Chris Rock for two new stand-up comedy specials. That deal was said to be for 40-million dollars. Lisa Nishimura also explained why the company has begun to focus on aligning with comedians.
“Netflix is becoming the preeminent destination for stand-up comedy, partnering with top-tier talent across a wide variety of styles and humor, enabling them to bring their fresh, distinctive and hilarious voices to our members in 190 countries around the world. Our members discover every day that we truly offer something for every comedy fan, and the comedians we partner with understand the power of having a direct line to our ever-growing global audience.”
Both Rock and Chappelle are favored comedians which should generate more Netflix users and help Netflix remain one of the top streaming companies. As the two make their comeback in stand-up, Netflix may benefit as well. The official release date for Chappelle’s specials have not been released yet, but are highly anticipated.