Dave Chappelle Warns He May ‘Speak Recklessly’ in Trailer for Netflix Special ‘The Closer’

Still from Dave Chappelle's Netflix special 'The Closer.' Credit: Netflix

Dave Chappelle is bringing a new stand-up special to Netflix titled The Closer.

This is Chappelle’s sixth comedy special for the platform, Netflix said Wednesday in a press release. All of the comedian’s specials for the streamer have been directed by Stan Lathan.

The Closer will be Chappelle’s closing body of work for the streaming giant, after he previously did The Age Of Spin, Deep In The Heart Of Texas, Equanimity, The Bird Revelation, and Sticks & Stones.

In the teaser for this latest project, Chappelle admits, “Comedians have a responsibility to speak recklessly. Sometimes the funniest thing to say is mean.”

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He then counts from one to six along with the audience as the names of his previous specials flash on screen.

Over the years, Chappelle has earned five Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards as well as the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2019.

In addition to his standup specials, he released the more hard-hitting video 8:46 on Netflix’s YouTube channel in 2020, as previously reported. The title 8:46 references the length of time Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin placed his knee on George Floyd’s neck, resulting in his death. Chappelle also said the chosen time is significant to him because according to his birth certificate, it was the same time of day he was born.

Chappelle’s latest project, The Closer, arrives on Netflix Oct. 5. Watch the teaser below: