Dave Chappelle was apparently “cancelled” by netizens following his controversial anti-trans comments on the Netflix stand-up special, The Closer. However, he will return on the streamer with four new comedy specials, titled Chappelle’s Home Team.
Considered by many to be one of the greatest comedians of all time, Chappelle’s scathing humour and searing commentary on politics, racism and culture have always been well-received. However, his recent comments in his special are endemic of a more significant problem. He has categorically offended the trans community with his anti-trans comments and his defence of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling who made a few offensive and unaware comments in the past.
His derogatory comments had led to a mass employee walkout at the Netflix headquarters. The trans community had demanded the removal of the special, but the streamer did not comply.
While Chappelle will also headline the May 2022 Netflix Is A Joke comedy festival event, he will also be headlining the upcoming comedy series.
The series will include Earthquake, or Nathaniel Martin Stroman, on a comedy special called Earthquake: Legendary, besides Chappelle’s Show alum Donnell Rawlings.
In his statement, Chappelle spoke up about how the two comedians have not only been his friends but also “inspired” his career.
He said, “Anyone in the comedy community knows these names and knows their time to shine is long overdue.”
The comedy series is set to debut on February 28th, 2022.