Dave Chappelle is back after two years, and his fans could not be more excited! Today, we shall discuss the Dave Chappelle New Special 2023. We last saw him in The Closer on Netflix in 2021. Since then, the man has kept a quiet radar on his comedy shows front.
For those of you who do not recognize him, Dave Chappelle is a famous American actor and stand-up comedian. He has received six Emmy Awards, four Grammy Awards, and several others. Some include the 2019 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the 2016 and 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.
However, his success comes at a cost. We saw Dave Chappelle being involved or dragged into many controversies, some of which have hampered his career and reputation. Before that, let us discuss the Dave Chappelle New Special 2023.
Dave Chappelle New Special 2023
As of 20th December 2023, we are unaware of the name of the Dave Chappelle New Special 2023. He has yet to decide on a title. But we know the makers will release this special comedy on Sunday, 31 December 2023, on the streaming channel Netflix. Netflix has signed a deal with Dave Chappelle, which allows him to release his comedy specials on the channel.
He started this journey with the streaming platform in 2017 by releasing The Age of Spin, Deep in the Heart, Equanimity, and The Bird Revelation. Next was Stick and Stones in 2019 and The Closer in 2021 before he returned with the seventh comedy special. Neither Netflix nor Dave Chappelle had disclosed much information about it.
The only clue to the seventh special is the teaser that the account Netflix Is A Joke dropped on Twitter, now known as X, on Wednesday, 6 December 2023. The post confirmed we will see Dave Chappelle’s new show on Netflix soon and provided a trailer. This teaser trailer is 25 seconds long, showing us the letter ‘C’ in heavy neon signs. The letter ‘C’ is the signature logo for Dave Chappelle.
While we see close-up shots of his logo, we hear the audience screaming and applauding while Dave says ‘Thank you’ and “Let’s go.” The shots change to white text containing the words ‘DAVE IS BACK’ over a black background and the release date. At the end of the teaser trailer, we hear Morgan Freeman chuckling and confirming the return of Dave Chappelle.
Dave Chappelle New Special 2023 Controversies
Amidst all the excitement for Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special, there are some who do not share the same enthusiasm for the release. It is hardly surprising since the actor was involved in many controversies. In his last comedy special, The Closer, he identified himself as a TERF.
It means trans-exclusionary radical feminists who do not consider trans people to be their gender. People have also called him out after he supported J.K. Rowling and said the LGBTQ+ community is responsible for her downfall. He further stated that this community attempts to talk against anyone who does not like them.
Naturally, supporters of the LGBTQ+ community flocked together to criticize his opinions. It took such a turn that the National Black Justice Coalition asked Netflix to remove The Closer from their site. After two years, Dave Chappelle is now back with an end-of-the-year special comedy.
About Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle was born to William David Chappelle III and Yvonne Seon. His father was a professor at Antioch College, and his mother was a political aid for Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba. He has a stepmother and a stepbrother. Dave Chappelle married Elaine Mendoza Erfe in 2001, and the couple has four children- two sons and two daughters.
The happy family lives near Yellow Springs, Ohio. Some of his famous roles include Kevin Jackson in 1998’s You’ve Got Mail, George Stone in 2018’s A Star Is Born, and Reggie Warrington in 1996’s The Nutty Professor.
Frequently Asked Questions
As of 20th December 2023, the makers have yet to release the title of the Dave Chappelle New Special 2023.
The Dave Chappelle New Special 2023 release date is Sunday, 31 December 2023, on the streaming channel Netflix.
Dave Chappelle has been the focus of controversies due to his transphobic and homophobic remarks and jokes.