Dave Has His Redemption Song Playing With Pride
Over the past few months, Dave Chappelle was involved in a public dispute with his old employers at Comedy Central over the rights to his famous Chappelle’s Show.
The dispute spawned from the fact that Dave was not being paid for any streaming of his show from Comedy Central because of how declined returning to the show at the beginning of Chapelle’s Show’s third season.
Dave went into further details about his issues with the Viacom network, Netflix, and HBO Max in his special titled Unforgiven and aired on Youtube as well as Dave’s personal Instagram.
The legendary comedian retold his story about calling Netflix and asking to have the show removed .
“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.”
At the end of the special, Dave claimed that his power and success comes from the fans that support his craft.
Understanding that power, Dave boldly urged his fans to boycott Chappelle’s Show on all streaming platforms until Comedy Central properly compensated him for his work.
Today (February 13), people can see that Chappelle’s influence and word hold weight in our culture as he announced he has been properly paid for Chappelle’s Show
On a new special that Chappelle dropped titled Redemption Song, the comedian expressed gratitude to his audience for the part they played in his vindication.
“When you stopped watching it, they called me and I got my name back. And I got my license back. And I got my show back. And they paid me millions of dollars. Thank you very much,”
“After all these years, I can finally say to Comedy Central, ‘It’s been a pleasure doing business with you.’”
Chappelle’s Show can now be streamed on Netflix and HBO Max for everyone to enjoy.
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