The first episode of the new season, titled “A Magnificent Day for an Exorcism,” follows the audio collage-style format of the series’ inaugural season and features Q-Tip, Bill Murray, Jon Stewart, Arthur Jafa, Monie Love, and Pharoahe Monch.
The show’s sophomore season had been expected since the unveiling of a trailer in November, with Chappelle himself further teasing its arrival during a recent co-headlining show with Chris Rock in Los Angeles. At the show in question, Black Star (the recently resurfaced duo comprised of Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli) performed for the crowd. Notably, the show also marked Chappelle’s first in the area since this May’s mid-set attack at the Hollywood Bowl.
As for the current status of resulting legal proceedings spurred by this year’s Hollywood Bowl incident, it was reported earlier this month that Isaiah Lee—the man charged in connection with rushing the stage and attacking Chappelle—had received a 270-day sentence.
In a statement shared with Complex last week, a rep for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office confirmed that Lee had taken a no contest plea to battery and entering a restricted area during a live event. Due to the plea, he was sentenced to 270 days in jail. Additionally, the weapon he was found to have in his possession at the time of the incident “will be destroyed.”