Netflix removes ‘Chappelle’s Show’ after the comedian asks them to. ‘Chappelle’s Show’ has been on Netflix since Nov. 1st and streams on ViacomCBS Comedy Central, HBO Max, and CBS All Access. Chappelle in an 18-minute video (you can watch here) explained why he asked the streamer to do so.
Chappelle says that “People think I made a lot of money from ‘Chappelle’s Show’,” but “When I left that show I never got paid. They 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 because I signed the contract. But is that right? I didn’t think so, either.” Chappelle went on to say “And when I found out they were streaming ‘Chappelle’s Show’, I was furious. How could they not know? So you know what I did? I called them and I told them that this makes me feel bad,” said Chappelle. “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 fuck 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 fucking streaming that show, you’re fencing stolen goods.”