Fans react to ‘legend’ Dave Chappelle’s Netflix particular ‘The Closer’


On a scenic journey by nation backroads, with rolling inexperienced hills and a vibrant pasture, Dave Chappelle drives in an outdated, purple truck.

He’s desirous about finish his five-year Netflix run, aviators on, with nothing however the sound of tires rolling on filth and Morgan Freeman’s soothing narration.

That’s when he tells Freeman — in his traditional, abrasive type — to “shut the f–k up.”

In the newly released teaser, Chappelle and Freeman promote the comic’s final particular for Netflix, which was launched Tuesday.

Titled “The Closer,” the particular is the sixth within the collection because the starting of his contract with Netflix in 2016.

Initial social media response to the present seemed to be general optimistic.

“When you get Morgan Freeman narrating your trailer, you are a legend,” wrote a fan on Twitter, whereas quite a few others referred to as the comic the “greatest of all time” for “pushing it to the limit.” Another early-rising devotee stated they were “already crying” whereas watching at 6:30 a.m.

Chappelle touches on racism, identification, sexuality and extra on the present, which was directed by Emmy-winner Stan Lathan, who has shot all of Chappelle’s prior Netflix specials.

The 48-year-old comic pronounces within the particular that this can be his final one for some time — as his contract with the streaming big is coming to an in depth — and cracks a couple of jokes about contracting COVID-19 and getting vaccinated.

But Chappelle nonetheless didn’t shrink back from his political beliefs and stating his opinions — nothing that the transgender neighborhood “wants him dead” after he was accused of constructing transphobic jokes through the years and being subsequently canceled.

“Any of you who have ever watched me know that I have never had a problem with transgender people,” he says within the particular. “If you listen to what I’m saying, clearly, my problem has always been with white people.”

Yet he continues to make jokes about trans ladies not being as “real,” defending JK Rowling’s remarks about transgender people and qualifying it by speaking about Daphne Dorman, a white trans lady who was a fan of his.

He discusses her taking her personal life, revealing that he has began a belief fund to pay for her daughter’s faculty training. Notably, he says he received’t be performing any extra LGBTQ jokes “until we are both sure that we are laughing together.”

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Dave Chappelle drives alongside a dust highway within the teaser for his particular “The Closer,” which is the ultimate installment of his Netflix specials.

But earlier this 12 months, Chappelle bashed late-night skit present “Saturday Night Live” for not being “woke” sufficient, whereas following up by saying, “No one can be woke enough.”

“I’m torn because I like a warrior for a good cause but I’m really into tactics,” the comic stated about Elon Musk’s May 2021 internet hosting gig on “SNL” and the backlash that ensued. “If you continue with this tone, even if you’re right, you’ll be very hard to hear.”

The Netflix particular comes after the revival of his “Chappelle Show” on Netflix this 12 months — after he’d requested for it to be eliminated, after which requested for a re-installment.

The remaining credit for “The Closer” present a montage of moments picturing Chappelle with quite a lot of notable folks — Bill Murray, David Letterman and Bill Burr, to call a couple of — together with the late comic Norm MacDonald, who died final month at age 61.

“For Norm,” the caption on the display reads.