Comedian Dave Chappelle is returning to the small screen with a trio of specials to be released simultaneously on Netflix in 2017. Chappelle has not released a special in a dozen years.
No exact date was given by Netflix, which said one of the specials is being produced exclusively for the network. Two additional never-before-seen specials "come directly from Chappelle's personal comedy vault," Netflix said.
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Chappelle's comedy career includes movie roles in "The Nutty Professor," ''Con Air" and "Blue Streak." In 2003, he achieved heightened fame and critical acclaim as mastermind of his Comedy Central sketch series, "Chappelle's Show," until his abrupt exit in its third season.
Earlier this month, he made his hosting debut on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," mixing one-liners with serious jabs at race relations and politics.