4 new Dave Chappelle comedy specials coming soon

Credit: Owen Sweeney

Credit: Owen Sweeney

Netflix announced Feb. 18 that Dave Chappelle will host and executive produce four new comedy specials.

Titled “Chappelle’s Home Team,” each episode will spotlight a different comic introduced by Chappelle. All the featured comedians have been working for 30 years.

The first special, “Earthquake: Legendary,” showcasing the legendary comic whose real name is Nathaniel Martin Stroman, premieres Feb. 28. Comedian Donnell Rawlings will be featured in a special as well.

“I’ve been doing this a long time and comedians like Quake and Donnell are not only friends but have inspired my own career,” said Chappelle, in a release. “Anyone in the comedy community knows these names and knows their time to shine is long overdue. I am proud to be a part of this moment. "

Emmy winner Stan Lathan, a frequent Chappelle collaborator, returns to direct.

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