Dave Chappelle‘s flex on the leisure trade is paying off once more — HBO Max says it should comply with Netflix’s lead and cease streaming “Chappelle’s Present.”
Casey Bloys, chief content material officer of HBO and HBO Max, made the announcement Tuesday throughout a Q&A at Selection’s Digital FYCFest saying the community spoke with Dave, and that dialog led to the choice to take away the present on the finish of the 12 months.
She stated, “We had a dialog with Dave. I will not get into it, however it’s very clear that it is a very distinctive and particular and emotional challenge he is acquired.” She added, “So, on the finish of the 12 months, December thirty first, we’ll honor his request and take the present down.”
It was simply final month when Chappelle revealed in a stand-up section that he known as Netflix honchos and informed them about his displeasure with them streaming his present.
Dave was pissed as a result of he says he has no say in the place the present airs, or rights to any income from it airing … as a result of it belongs to Comedy Central and its dad or mum firm, Viacom. He admits he signed a deal years in the past — earlier than his present success and energy — permitting Viacom to do what it needs, however he is now asking … is that proper?
In that very same section … Chappelle recounted a narrative about pitching his present to HBO years in the past, they usually primarily laughed him out of the room.
Chappelle recalled, “They stated, actually, ‘What do we want you for? That is what they informed me as they kicked me out of the workplace, What do we want you for?’ And right here we’re all these years later they usually’re streaming the very present I used to be pitching to them. So I am asking them, what do you want me for?”
Success brings energy, and Dave’s not afraid to make use of it. 💪🏽 💪🏽 💪🏽