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Dave Chappelle ’s Two Comedy Specials Becomes Netflix’s Most Watched Ever

Netflix’s reported $60 million deal for exclusive Dave Chappelle comedy specials seems to have worked out well for the entertainment platform. Chappelle’s The Age of Spin and Deep in the Heart of Texas were big hits. “The triumphant

Netflix’s reported $60 million deal for exclusive Dave Chappelle comedy specials seems to have worked out well for the entertainment platform. Chappelle’s The Age of Spin and Deep in the Heart of Texas were big hits. “The triumphant return of a comedy legend in Dave Chappelle: Collection 1 was our most viewed comedy special ever,” stated the company in a letter to shareholders. Besides Chappelle’s two specials, Netflix has become a go-to platform for many comedians.

 

Chris Tucker, Mike Epps, Louis C.K., Chelsea Handler, Aziz Ansari, Gabriel IglesiasAli Wong, Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, and others. have all premiered stand-up routines on the streaming service. This week, the Lucas Bros debuted their Lucas Bros: On Drugs Netflix comedy special.

 

Chappelle is expected to release another Netflix original program produced by Stan Lathan.  In its Q1 2017 letter, Netflix also touted the success of other original shows such as A Series of Unfortunate EventsUltimate Beastmaster, Marvel’s Iron Fist, and 13 Reasons Why.

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