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.”