Dave Chappelle Has Netflix Pull 'Chappelle's Show,' Begs Fans To Boycott The Series
Did you have big Dave Chappelle-related plans this Thanksgiving? Were you looking forward to binge-watching all 28 episodes of the iconic sketch comedy series,Chappelle's Show over the five-day weekend? Were you counting the moments until you could relive that glorious early 2000s nostalgia, reveling in the beloved actor's impeccable wit and cynical humor? Well, readers, I come bearing bad news. Netflix recently removed the classic listing from its digital lineup, per the request of Dave Chappelle himself. Now, why exactly did the famed actor want his beloved show yanked from the streaming service? It turns out ViacomCBS, the show's original rights holder, licensed it without his permission, The Verge reported. Ouch.
On Tuesday, the star took to Instagram with an 18-minute stand-up comedy video entitled "Unforgiven" where he explained, in true Dave Chappelle fashion, his reasoning behind the seemingly odd request.