Dave Chappelle’s shocking drama amusement astatine the Hollywood Bowl didn’t marque the chopped connected Netflix.
On Monday, Netflix announced that Chappelle’s recent, infamous amusement astatine the Netflix Is A Joke festival volition not look connected the streaming titan’s level alongside different contented from its inaugural drama festival.
The seasoned comedian performed 4 sold-out shows successful precocious April and aboriginal May astatine the Hollywood Bowl. A antheral carrying a replica handgun with a weapon attached tackled Chappelle during his last performance.
Police arrested 23-year-old fishy Isaiah Lee successful the attack, and Lee present faces misdemeanor charges. Chappelle wasn’t injured and continued his acceptable portion his information squad fought disconnected the assailant.
Despite the jaw-dropping moment, Netflix emphasized that the lack of Chappelle’s acceptable isn’t owed to the assault, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Before the festival, Netflix had made it wide that it ne'er planned to stock Chappelle’s performances with audiences since his acceptable wasn’t being filmed specifically for a special.
The streaming work had made the determination earlier Chappelle adjacent deed the signifier past week, THR reported.
Netflix plans to merchandise respective tapings from its drama festival successful the coming weeks, including performances from Snoop Dogg, Bill Burr, Pete Davidson, David Letterman, Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.
THR reported that Chappelle’s idiosyncratic squad changeable his segments utilizing their ain cameras.
Whether Chappelle volition yet merchandise the footage is unclear astatine this time, but it’s seemingly not portion of Netflix’s plans.
The satirical comic’s past special, “The Closer,” debuted connected Netflix past twelvemonth and prompted backlash owed to Chappelle’s remarks astir LGBTQ+ communities. Netflix employees staged a walkout to protestation the company’s determination to watercourse the special.
Netflix, however, refused to chopped ties with the performer. The company’s co-CEO, Ted Sarandos, addressed the contention past October successful an email to employees obtained by Variety: “Several of you person besides asked wherever we gully the enactment connected hate. We don’t let titles connected Netflix that are designed to incite hatred oregon violence, and we don’t judge The Closer crosses that line. I recognize, however, that distinguishing betwixt commentary and harm is hard, particularly with stand-up drama which exists to propulsion boundaries.”
“Some radical find the creation of stand-up to beryllium mean spirited but our members bask it, and it’s an important portion of our contented offering,” Sarandos added.
Here are the planned premiere dates for the Netflix Is A Joke festival specials:
May 19: “The Hall: Honoring the Greats of Stand-Up”
June 6: “Bill Burr Presents: Friends Who Kill”
June 7 and 12: “That’s My Time With David Letterman”
June 9: “Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration”
June 10: “A Tribute to Bob Saget”
June 11: “Amy Schumer’s Parental Advisory”
June 13: “Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends”
June 14: “Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin: Ladies Night Live”
June 16: “Snoop Dogg’s F— Around Comedy Special”
June 23: “Best of the Festival”
Watch the trailer for the Netflix Is A Joke festival below.