This show has been famous for having jokes that borderline offensive. Honestly, it’s also a show that displays the perfect balance between relevance and dark humor.
Netflix has removed Dave Chappelle’s comedy sketch series entitled “Chappelle’s Show” as the comedian requested.
In an Instagram video entitled “Unforgiven”, the comedian told everyone the reason why he requested the streaming platform to withdraw his series. He featured a footage from a recent gig where he claims that he “never got paid” after leaving the ViacomCBS-owned program.
“They (ViacomCBS) didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract,” he added. “But is that right? I found out that these people were streaming my work and they never had to ask me or they never have to tell me. Perfectly legal ‘cause I signed the contract. But is that right? I didn’t think so either.
“That’s why I like working for Netflix. I like working for Netflix because when all those bad things happened to me, that company didn’t even exist. And when I found out they were streaming ‘Chappelle’s Show,’ I was furious. How could they not– how could they not know? So you know what I did? I called them and I told them that this makes me feel bad. And you want to know what they did? They agreed that they would take it off their platform just so I could feel better.”
The series was created, executive produced and headlined by Chappelle. It ran for three seasons between 2003 and 2006.
Kudos to Netflix for hearing Dave’s pleas and actually removing the show.
Right after the election, the comedian made quite the stir as he called out both Netflix and HBO Max for streaming his show. The comedian pointed out that the show bears his great-grandfather’s name and yet, he didn’t get a cent from that. The news of the show’s removal came around three weeks after it started showing on Netflix.
“If he could see me now, he’d probably be like, ‘This n—- got bought and sold more than I have,’” Chappelle said on Saturday Night Live.
Watch the whole video here:
Just like you, we’re also waiting for Netflix’s statement regarding this matter.
Don’t worry because Chappelle has also made a number of Netflix specials and calls the streaming company his “comedy home.” And with the comedian’s following, Netflix did the correct thing to. That way, they don’t lose Dave Chappelle and they get to play the good guy.
However, if you are looking into watching “Chappelle’s Show,” you can still stream it on other ViacomCBS brands such as Comedy Central and CBS All Access. HBO Max was just recently granted permission to stream the show to, so you can stream from there as well.