*Dave Chappelle will continue his on-screen comeback with three new comedy specials in the works with Netflix.
According to Variety, the deal calls for Chappelle and director Stan Lathan to produce an original special for the streaming service, and to release two projects from Chappelle’s vault — one show produced out of the Austin City Limits Live venue, the other from a performance at the Hollywood Palladium.
The projects from the vault will premiere simultaneously next year. There’s no release date yet for the new special. The trio will mark Chappelle’s first standup TV specials in 12 years.
“Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy — searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s VP of original documentary and comedy. “Dave’s three new specials promise to be some of the most anticipated events in comedy.”
Chappelle is coming off a strong performance earlier this month as host of “Saturday Night Live,” which generated the show’s highest ratings in three years.