2017 might not have been a year to remember, but Dave Chappelle is here to ensure you’ll get to laugh your way into 2018.
Netflix just dropped the trailer for Chapelle’s forthcoming stand-up special "Equanimity," which will be available to stream beginning on New Year’s Eve.
Filmed at the Warner Theater in his hometown of Washington, D.C., Dave bares all with a refreshingly honest take on race, class, capitalism and the realities of getting old. In the two-minute preview, Chappelle jokingly reveals he has no problem with white people, but admits that "poor whites" can sometimes get under his skin. He brings his point home with references to the Trump administration and discoveries he’s made while rubbing elbows with rich White Hollywood elites. In usual Dave Chappelle fashion, his jokes are a gut punch of honestly packed with the truth nobody wants to tell.
The comedy legend released two other specials with the streaming giant in March of this year: "The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium" and "Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits." Both specials were widely anticipated, though he came under fire for a few jokes on the topics of trans people and sexual assault.
As of now, it has not been announced whether or not Dave Chappelle and Netflix will continue their partnership by releasing more new content in 2018.