Netflix did Dave Chappelle a solid after a conversation with the legendary comedian. Chappelle found out the streaming service added Chappelle’s Show to its catalogue, but at his request it has since been removed.
He explained during a recent standup set:
“People think I made a lot of money from Chappelle’s Show. When I left that show, I never got paid. They didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract. But is that right? I found out that these people were streaming my work and they never had to ask me or they never had to tell me. Perfectly legal because I signed the contract. But is that right? I didn’t think so either.”
“That’s why I like working for Netflix. I like working for Netflix because when all those bad things to happened to me, that company didn’t even exist. And when I found out they were streaming Chappelle’s Show I was furious. How could they not know? So you know what I did? 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,” he continued. “That’s why I f*ck with Netflix. Because they paid me my money, they do what they say they’re going to do, and they went above and beyond what you could expect from a businessman. They did something just because they thought that I might think that they were wrong.”
“I think if you’re streaming that show, you’re fencing stolen goods,” he insisted.
Chappelle also revealed the irony behind HBO Max currently streaming Chappelle’s Show. Get the full story up top and let us know your thoughts on how Netflix handled the situation.