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Dave Chappelle Makes History On Netflix

Dave Chappelle has made Netflix history!

The comedian’s two stand-up comedy specials, “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and “The Age of Spin,” are the streaming network’s most watched comedy specials ever!

In a first quarter letter to their shareholders, Netflix wrote:

The triumphant return of a comedy legend in ‘Dave Chappelle: Collection 1’ was our most viewed comedy special ever.

We are also finding this to be true in international markets as well, with comedian Gad Elmaleh’s ‘Gad Gone Wild,’ a breakout hit in France last quarter.

Netflix paid Dave Chappelle $60 million for two stand-up specials from his vault and an original special that has yet to air.

I think it’s safe to say it was money well spent.

Dave isn’t new to this. Don’t forget he blessed NBC with crazy ratings when he hosted “SNL.”

Congrats Dave!

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