Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., and Ricky Gervais are three of the world’s most famous comedians. During the last year, all of them released specials that sparked debate. However, just one of them was recognized on Tuesday for their most recent high-profile work.

According to Variety, the controversial Netflix special “The Closer” by Chappelle has been nominated for a variety special and directing for a variety special. The language in Chappelle’s “The Closer” was slammed as transphobic, prompting a walkout at Netflix. Nonetheless, Dave has defended his work. It also includes last week’s release of a 40-minute speech on Netflix.

Despite the backlash, “The Closer” received two guild award nominations at the start of the year, from the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America. Chappelle has previously won five Emmys. Last year, he was nominated for “8:46 – Dave Chappelle” in the category of an outstanding variety special (pre-recorded).

C.K.’s “Sorry,” which was released in 2021, was his second self-released special since admitting to sexual misconduct in 2017. “Sincerely Louis CK,” his first post-admission special, earned best comedy album at the Grammys in 2020. C.K. has won six Emmys over his career.

Louis C.K. most recently garnered an Emmy nomination for his standup in 2017 for “Louis C.K. 2017.” Gervais’ 2022 special “SuperNature” drew criticism for material that mocked trans people. The comedian has already received two Emmys for his stand-up work, most recently in 2009 for “Ricky Gervais: Out of England – The Stand-Up Special.” Gervais has repeatedly dismissed the controversy, most recently in a tweet on July 9th.

“Thanks to everyone who watched #SuperNature and laughed, and to everyone who watched it and complained. You all helped it become the most watched special in the world.”

This may intensify people’s outrage. Let’s see how things go. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.

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Shivangini Rawat

Shivangini is a law student with a passion for writing and music. She writes for Thirstyfornews and enjoys cooking, baking, and playing various instruments. In her free time, she watches movies, TV shows, and anime, with a love for bands like Alcest and Scorpions.

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