Dave Chappelle continues to be the center of a firestorm of controversy. After his Netflix special “The Closer” sparked outrage over allegations of transphobia, venues even started to cancel the comedian’s appearances. Chappelle has received plenty of support from Netflix and fellow funny people.
Netflix now wants to cash in on the Chappelle buzz. According to We Got This Covered, the streaming service will be adding “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party” on November 1. The 2005 documentary released right before Dave walked away from his hugely successful “Chappelle’s Show”.
During the documentary, Chappelle welcomes special guests like Kanye West, The Roots, and Mos Def for musical performances. He also performs his own monologues and sketches in between the segments.
The film originally made $12.1 million during its theatrical run on a budget of $3 million. The soundtrack also became a hit, featuring music from the film and a special track by Mos Def and Black Star.
Chappelle’s comments sparked a walkout by trans employees at Netflix earlier this month. The company responded with a statement in support of the walkout on the day of. Chappelle’s special may have a warning added in the near future.
Chappelle has been involved in a back-and-forth through the media regarding his willingness to open a dialogue with the trans community. Chappelle has not been too worried about the situation. He says he’s not concerned with cancel culture, either.