Live Content Lead Casey Blues revealed the news during FYCFest Virtual Variety, Indicating that it will not be displayed by the end of the year.
We had a chat with Dave [Chappelle]. I’m not going to go into it, but it’s very clear that it’s a very unique, specific and emotional issue for him, ”the CEO said.“ So at the end of the year, at the end of this year, December 31st, we’ll honor his request and stop the show. ”
This step comes after only a few weeks Netflix has also pulled the content at the comedian’s request.
In a lengthy social media video, the Emmy-winning star explained that he was “unpaid” after leaving the show.
“They (ViacomCBS) didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract. But is that true? I found out that these people were broadcasting my work and never asked me or they didn’t have to tell me. Absolutely legal because I signed the contract. But is that true?” Said Chappelle. I didn’t think so either. “
Veteran attitude went to praise Netflix, His current home of comedy specials.
“That’s why I love working at Netflix. I love working at Netflix because when all those bad things happened to me, that company just wasn’t there. And when I found out that they were streaming Chappelle’s Show, I was angry,” Chappelle said, “How can they not – how not They know? So you know what I did? I called them and told them it makes me feel bad. And you want to know what they did? They agreed that they would “just remove it from their platform until I feel better”.
The “Chapel Show” was broadcast on Comedy Central, owned by ViacomCBS, from 2003 to 2006.
Chappelle famously walked away from the series in 2005 after heavy pressure and creative differences with the network. Only three episodes were completed for its final season in 2006.
ViacomCBS representatives did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Jessica Napoli of Fox Business contributed to this report
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