Dave Chappelle is proving that cancel culture might not be as powerful as its proponents believe. After his Netflix special “The Closer” drove fans mad due to its perceived transphobic content, it seemed like his career might hang in the balance. Instead, Chappelle went about his business and didn’t let the controversy bring him down.
Now, Netflix has tapped the comedian for an enormous new comedy festival. Dave will perform at the upcoming Netflix Is A Joke Fest. The show will include 130 comedians and is described as “the biggest comedy event in history, probably.” Chappelle will host “Dave Chappelle & Friends” at the festival. Netflix announced the lineup on Instagram.
“More legendary comedians, shows, and venues than we could ever fit on a poster. Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival is taking over LA starting April 28th. Tickets available Friday at NetflixIsAJokeFest.com.”
The ambitious comedy festival will take place at over 25 Los Angeles venues. It will consist of over 100 live shows. It would almost be insulting to be a comedian who wasn’t invited to perform.
Other A-list comedians joining Chappelle include Conan O’Brien, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, and David Letterman. It will take place over an 11-day period in the spring. The event will be a who’s who of stand-up comedy.
While Dave Chappelle’s comedy special deal with Netflix has come to an end, he’s maintining a good relationship with the company. CEO Ted Sarandos supported the funnyman throughout the controversy surrounding his special. Now, he is doubling down by inviting Chappelle to perform on perhaps the biggest stage in comedy history.
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