04/20/2017

Chappelle Breaks Netflix Record: A Win Against PC Culture [Watch]

Siraj Hashmi, Red Alert Politics

Dave Chappelle has reclaimed the throne as the “King of Comedy” since his return to the public realm.

In a letter to shareholders, Netflix wrote that out of 17 comedy specials they released in the first quarter of 2017, Chappelle’s reigned supreme.

“Early results are promising; the triumphant return of a comedy legend in Dave Chappelle: Collection 1 was our most viewed comedy special ever. We are also finding this to be true in international markets as well, with comedian Gad Elmaleh’s Gad Gone Wild, a breakout hit in France last quarter.”

The video streaming service has been making a huge investment into stand-up comedy specials. Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos said on the earnings call Monday, “There’s always been an interest in stand-up comedy. It was actually back in our early original content days and the red envelope entertainment, it’s all we did was produce original stand-up comedy and acquired documentaries and foreign language films. Always had good luck with it, just on a very small scale. And the format lends itself really well to what we’re doing … it’s uncensored, it’s commercial free, and that allows for a lot of creative freedom. And the fan base for these folks is very big.”

However, for Chappelle, it’s a big win against the insanity of political correctness.

For many, Chappelle was a whiff of nostalgia from his Comedy Central days via “Chappelle Show” where he constantly poked fun at race, culture, and politics. Damon Young argues in GQ that his specials are a relic of a different era.

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