The specials are his first that he’s hosted in 12 years. Lisa Nishimura said via a release:

“Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy — searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential. Dave’s three new specials promise to be some of the most anticipated events in comedy, and we are honoured he will mark his global return on Netflix.”

The first special will be an original produced by Chappelle and director Stan Lathan, while Netflix reports that two more never-before-seen episodes will come directly from Chappelle’s “personal comedy vault.”

The specials will be released simultaneously in 2017.

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