Chappelle’s Show removed from Netflix after request from Dave Chappelle

SBrooks1

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“People think I made a lot of money from Chappelle’s Show,” Chappelle says in the video, filmed during a recent standup set, in which he reminisces about his comedy career. “When I left that show I never got paid. They (ViacomCBS) didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract. But is that right? I found out that these people were streaming my work and they never had to ask me or they never have to tell me. Perfectly legal ‘cause I signed the contract. But is that right? I didn’t think so either. That’s why I like working for Netflix. I like working for Netflix because when all those bad things happened to me, that company didn’t even exist. And when I found out they were streaming Chappelle’s Show, I was furious. How could they not– how could they not know? So you know what I did? 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. That’s why I f*ck with Netflix. Because they paid me my money, they do what they say they’re going to do, and they went above and beyond what you could expect from a businessman. They did something just because they thought that I might think that they were wrong. And I do — I think that if you are f*cking streaming that show you’re fencing stolen goods.”



 
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SBrooks1

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Hey thanks for the update on pop culture and entertainment
I can do this all day

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stevezissou

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I understand both sides of this.

Chappelle show was WAY before streaming days, so streaming rights/royalties most likely weren't in his contract.

Comedy central wasn't happy with him "walking" in the middle of his 3rd season after he signed a fat contract.

Dave wants to get paid for work he already did.

Netflix wants to keep Dave happy.

Plenty of blame to go around.
 

Divine

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Dec 31, 2004
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They don't want to piss him off, he can just release his specials on amazon, etc
Netflix pays Dave $20 million+ per special. Not sure anyone else would pay him that much but its mutually beneficial. and brings in much more subscribers then old episodes of a 15+ year old show.
 

Genius/GZA

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Dec 23, 2003
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I understand both sides of this.

Chappelle show was WAY before streaming days, so streaming rights/royalties most likely weren't in his contract.

Comedy central wasn't happy with him "walking" in the middle of his 3rd season after he signed a fat contract.

Dave wants to get paid for work he already did.

Netflix wants to keep Dave happy.

Plenty of blame to go around.
Oh shit you’re alive?:rofl:
 

Leonard Washington

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Aug 15, 2004
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they did that because they thought they could make more money off his new stuff than having the old stuff available. it wasn't out of the kindness of their hearts.

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the specials he keeps cranking out will get way more viewers than his show that aired when most millennials were 4 years old
 

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