Netflix debuted the trailer for Dave Chappelle's two new comedy specials, his first since 2004
“I’ve been gone for a very long time,” Dave Chappelle says in the just-released trailer for his upcoming Netflix specials. “Surprise, it’s me.”
It has been a long time: The comedian’s last special, For What It’s Worth, came out in 2004, and he went on to disappear from public life for a period after quitting Chappelle’s Show in 2005. But now he’s back — and cracking jokes about topics ranging from ISIS to O.J. Simpson.
“I’ve met O.J. Simpson, I shook his hand,” he recalls in the trailer. “Standing beside him, his soon-to-be-slain wife. She hugged me, she goes, ‘Good luck to you!’ And I whispered in her ear, ‘Bitch, are you trying to get us both killed?'”
The clips in the above trailer — soundtracked by A Tribe Called Quest’s “We the People…” — are from two separate Chappelle specials debuting on the streaming service this month. One, The Age of Spin, was filmed in March 2016 and the other, Deep in the Heart of Texas, in April 2015. Both will premiere March 21.