Dave Chappelle and Netflix: the gift that keeps on giving. Recently, the streaming platform announced Chappelle's Home Team - and we can't wait to see what they've got brewing. The comedian, known for his somewhat controversial and bold statements, is bringing to Netflix a four-part comedy special that he will be hosting and executive producing, featuring other iconic comedians as well. Here's what we know so far.
For starters, the show will make its Netflix debut on February 28. The series will feature "stand-alone comedy specials" starring comedians chosen by Chappelle. So far, Chappelle has announced two of the four comedians, leaving us guessing who the last two will be. The first of the series will star comedian, Earthquake, known for being "upfront, straight to the point, and without limitations," according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The "comedian's favorite comedian" also has his own talk show, Quakeshouse, featured on Kevin Hart's LOL Radio Network. Another Washington native, Donnell Rawlings, will be taking to the stage as well. Mr. Rawlings is best known for his work on Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central, The Wire on HBO, and the voice-over in Disney/Pixar's movie Soul. You can also take a listen to his podcast, The Donnell Rawlings Show, where he's interviewed guests such as movie star Steve-O and music icon T.I. Impressive, huh?
"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 revealed in a statement. "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." The Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian released his last Netflix comedy special in October 2021 as part of a 6 part series that raised eyebrows for some and LOL moments for others. Despite the controversy over Chappelle's The Closer, Netflix seems to have his back-giving the upcoming four-part series the green light.
In the meantime, check out all of Chapelle's Netflix specials - and if you really stand with Chappelle, check him out in Netflix's live comedy festival, "Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival," coming this Spring! Until then, stay tuned.