One of the most popular comedy series of the 21st century, “Chappelle’s Show” will see its classic episodes stream on not one but two streaming services – Netflix and HBOMax.
Rival streamers will split the original Comedy Central show that rerun the popular Dave Chappelle series due to two separate deals that both services announced on Friday.
“The best news you’ve heard all year: Chappelle’s Show is coming to Netflix USA,” Netflix announced Friday on Twitter.
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At HBOMax, a press release introduced the acquisition with the content: “Outstanding with indie performances, sketch comedy and music, Dave Chappelle embraced culture with a gender-neutral attitude. And with themes like race and popularity at the forefront of the series, nothing goes beyond the limit on ̵6;Chappelle’s Show.’ “
“Chappelle’s Show” was originally aired on Comedy Central from 2003 to 2006. Chappelle famously left the series in 2005 after extreme stress and creative difference to the network.
Only three episodes were completed for its final season in 2006.
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Chappelle took a break and then signed a major deal with Netflix in 2016 for five special shows. The comedian is said to make 20 million dollars per comedy special.
“Dave Chappelle: Equanimity”, “Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin” and “Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones” are currently available on the streaming platform.
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HBOMax acquired the series as part of a non-exclusive agreement between ViacomCBS – the owner of Comedy Central – and AT&T-owned WarnerMedia, which includes HBOMax.
In addition to “Chapelle’s Show”, the other Comedy Central favorites coming to air HBOMax are all seasons of Amy Schumer’s sketch series “Inside Amy Schumer,” Key & Peele “from the creators of Keegan-Michael Key. and Jordan Peele, style documentary series “Nathan for You,” and the fantasy comedy “Reno 911 !,” starring Thomas Lennon and Niecy Nash.