The Closer Netflix special by Dave Chappelle premieres on October 5th
In his sixth Netflix stand-up, Dave Chappelle will be releasing The Closer Netflix special on October 5th. Directed by Stan Lathan, who has directed all of Chappelle’s Netflix specials, The Closer will follow 2019’s Sticks & Stones and 2017’s Equanimity & The Bird Revelation.
Dave Chappelle has won an Emmy award for both Sticks & Stones and Equanimity & The Bird Revelation and a total of three Grammy awards for the same two specials along with The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas. In 2019, Chappelle received the coveted Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.
Tracing back to his big Comedy Central hit Chappelle’s Show, Chappelle has evolved as an American stand-up comedian throughout the years and we are looking forward to what he has in store The Closer Netflix special. The title itself makes us assume this might be his last show, as his $60 million contract for three Netflix specials has now come to a close.
Chappelle’s cinematic credits include Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), The Nutty Professor (1996), Con Air (1997), You’ve Got Mail (1998), Blue Streak (1999), Undercover Brother (2002), Chi-Raq (2015), and A Star Is Born (2018). He also starred in the ABC comedy series Buddies (1996) and was the lead role in Half Baked, a film he co-wrote with Neal Brennan, the co-writer for the Chappelle’s Show series.
In the trailer for The Closer, Chappelle states, “Comedians have a responsibility to speak recklessly. Sometimes the funniest thing to say is mean. Remember, I’m not saying it to be mean: I’m saying it because it’s funny.” Recorded this year in 2021 throughout seven sold-out performances at the Fillmore in Detroit, running from August 10 through August 15, The Dave Chappelle The Closer Netflix Special marks a bittersweet end to a number of high level comedy bits that the two have created together.