Chappelle’s show is officially back on Netflix. The announcement came from Dave Chappelle himself in a 10-minute post titled on the comedian’s Instagram. In the post titled “Redemption Song,” Chappelle says ViacomCBS finally got it right with the Licensing debacle that caused Netflix to end the show primarily at the request of Chappelle.
“I asked you not to see the show again and thank God Almighty for you. You made this show worthless because it is nothing without your eyes, ”Chappelle explained in the last post. “And when you stopped looking at it, they called me. And I got my name back. And I got my license back and I got my show back and they paid me millions of dollars. Many Thanks.”
“After all these years, I can finally tell Comedy Central,” It’s been a pleasure doing business with you, “he said, ending with a video montage of Chappelle’s show clips for the song Happy Days Are Here at Last.
Back in November Netflix quietly removed Chappelle’s show from his library after Dave Chappelle reached out to her personally and said ViacomCBS licensed his show without paying him anything. The comedian said just because he signed a deal years ago doesn’t mean it is right for ViacomCBS not to have to share any of the profits with him today.