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Dave Chappelle's Fourth Of July Festival Might Be Released As A Special
Dave Chappelle hosted the event in Ohio.
The recent festival that Dave Chappelle hosted in his hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio, could be released as a special, according to Donnell Rawlings.
The fellow comedian and Chappelle's Show star told Page Six that the festival "could wind up as a Netflix film," saying: "The thing with Dave is that he likes to film the happenings in his life, documentary style, like when he did [the 2006 film ‘Dave Chappelle’s Block Party’]."
The event took place back on July 3 and 4 and followed strict COVID-19-related social distance protocols. The celebration was star-studded, with Erykah Badu, Questlove, Common, Talib Kweli, Tiffany Haddish, Michael Che, and Jon Hamm all showed up at Yellow Springs. According to reports, there was a video crew on the premises, and no cell phones were allowed. However, some of the talent there was able to get some footage and post it on their social accounts.
If the festival is released, it could serve as a spiritual successor to his Block Party film that came out in 2005. The movie documented Chappelle as he organized a block party in Brooklyn the year before.
In related news, Chapelle released a new standup special titled 8:46 last month. Named in reference to how long police officer Derek Chauvin stood on George Floyd’s neck, the special featured the comedian talking extensively about Floyd's death and the protests and uprisings that are happening around the world. The 27 minute special was filmed on June 6 in Yellow Springs, and was released on YouTube via Netflix.