DAVE CHAPPELLE NOT LEAVING NETFLIX

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Netflix and Dave Chappelle seem to have a gorilla glue bond as the two will be teaming up once more.


In a release over the weekend, Netflix announced that Chappelle will produce and host a series of four specials featuring stand-up comics he has handpicked.


The series of specials is dubbed ‘Chappelle’s Home Team‘, and each will feature a different comic introduced by Chappelle.

The first to be featured is Earthquake whose real name is Nathaniel Martin Stroman, and his special, called Earthquake: Legendary, premieres on Feb. 28.

Another special will spotlight Donnell Rawlings. A comedian who appeared on Comedy Central’s sketch series “Chappelle’s Show” and HBO’s “The Wire.” The premiere date is yet to be announced

One similarity shared by all the featured comics is they’ve been in the stand-up game for at least 30 years.

Chappelle shared his thoughts on the upcoming project, “I’ve been doing this a long time and comedians like Quake and Donnell are not only friends but have inspired my own career,” Chappelle said. “Anyone in the comedy community knows these names and knows their time to shine is long overdue. I am proud to be a part of this moment.”

Chappelle is known to send tongues wagging. His last Netflix special, October’s The Closer, drew considerable criticism from the media as well as from many of his fans and Netflix employees for the comic’s lengthy discussion of the transgender movement, segments that were blasted as transphobic.