After walking away from his super popular Comedy Central series The Chappelle Show almost a decade ago, Dave Chappelle has mostly stayed out of the spotlight. The result is that Netflix has essentially stolen the spotlight away from the more traditional homes for comedy special, such as HBO and Comedy Central. Now it looks like we can finally sit back, or fall off the chair altogether. But is the "one event" in the tweet referencing the side-by-side release date for these specials, or the previously announced stand-up special from director Stan Lathan? The black & white aesthetic also makes you wonder just how "funny" this may be.
Both specials will premiere on the same night - Tuesday, March 21, exclusively on Netflix. Start planning your watch parties. The first, Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin, was filmed in Los Angeles last March, and the second, Dave Chappelle:Deep in the Heart of Texas, was filmed at Austin City Limits Live in April 2015. This is an exciting time as it follows up with previous rumors of him filming specials in the last couple years. "Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy - searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential", Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary and Comedy, said in the press release. But America's done it.