3 reasons you should watch Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special 

11:08 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 What To Know

Dave Chappelle’s comedy will be back on the small screen in a matter of days, thanks to Netflix.  

The streaming service will release two comedy concert specials in a three-part series featuring the Yellow Springs area resident on March 21. 

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Chappelle is currently on the road preparing for the third special, according to the Associated Press. 

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It is the first comedy special in a decade for the actor and comedian best known for the 2003 Comedy Central sketch comedy show, “The Chappelle Show.”

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The hour-long specials “Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin” and “Dave Chappelle: Deep in the Heart of Texas” are from the acclaimed comedian’s personal vault. 

One of the specials was filmed at the Palladium in Los Angeles in March 2016. The other was filmed in April of 2015 at the Moody Theater in Austin. 

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FILE - In this July 18, 2015 file photo, comedian Dave Chappelle speaks at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit in New York. Chappelle is headed back to TV with two concert specials premiering March 21, exclusively on Netflix.

Netflix first announced the series of three special in November. Spin magazine and several other news organization say it’s a $60 million deal. 

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Screen grab from teaser promoting the comedian Dave Chappelle's two part comedy Netflix special.