Dave Chappelle has a new special coming to Netflix titled “The Closer.” This will be his sixth and final comedy special for Netflix. In a statement released by Netflix they stated that, “As he closes out his slate of comedy specials, Dave takes the stage to set the record straight—and get a few things off his chest.” Chappelle’s last special was released in 2020 called 8:46. The title of the special was significant because it is both the time Chappelle was born and the amount of time former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, knelt on George Floyd’s neck. Chappelle discussed the unjust killing of Floyd as well as the protests, the death of Kobe Bryant, and more.
This isn’t Chappelle’s first time shooting a special in Detroit. Chappelle has done several other shows/specials in the past , including the infamous 2015 show that didn’t go as the comedian had hoped and caused the audience to display their displeasure with him, however Chappelle has since apologized and even addressed that incident in another special of his. The special was filmed at The Fillmore in downtown back in August. During that time, the Emmy and Grammy award winning comedian performed seven shows while here in Detroit.
The special is set to drop on October 5th. The trailer for the special is out now. Detroit, are you going to watch Chappelle new special?