Many fans were excited when Chappelle’s Show became available on streaming services. However, Dave Chappelle used his monologue on Saturday Night Live in November to let the world know he was not making any money from his creation being on those platforms.
Chappelle then doubled down on his complaints about the situation in a video posted to his Instagram page by focusing on his business relationship with Netflix. He said, “I called them and I told them that this makes me feel bad. And you want to know what they did? They agreed that they would take it off their platform just so I could feel better.”
Chappelle’s Show was eventually taken down from HBO Max as well. In a new Instagram stand-up clip uploaded on Thursday titled “Redemption Song,” the legendary comedian gave an update about his classic television show. The sketch comedy series is back on Netflix.
In addition, Chappelle thanked his supporters for not streaming the show. He also thanked Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos and ViacomCBS executive Chris McCarthy. The IG video ends with the 47-year-old entertainer offering a message for Chappelle’s Show‘s original network home.
“When you stopped watching 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. Thank you very much,” Chappelle told the audience. He later added, “After all these years, I can finally say to Comedy Central, ‘It’s been a pleasure doing business with you.'”