The Closer

Dave Chappelle Show Cancelled In Minneapolis Following Social Media Outrage

Hours before Dave Chappelle was set to perform at First Avenue, the show was cancelled due to outrage of his… Read More

July 21, 2022

Dave Chappelle Has Decided Against D.C. High School Naming Theater After Him

Dave Chappelle, who formerly attended Duke Ellington School of Arts, has decided against the school naming their theater after him.… Read More

June 21, 2022

Patton Oswalt Apologizes For Posting Photo With Longtime Friend Dave Chappelle

After posting a New Year's Eve photo alongside Dave Chappelle, Patton Oswalt has apologized to the trans community while offering… Read More

January 3, 2022

Trevor Noah on Chappelle’s ‘The Closer’ Controversy: “the Matter is … Complex”

In a new episode of 60 Minutes, Trevor Noah spoke about Dave Chappelle's controversial Netflix stand-up special The Closer. Trevor Noah was… Read More

December 21, 2021

Dave Chappelle Will Headline Netflix’s Inaugural Comedy Festival

Just two months after releasing 'The Closer,' Dave Chappelle rejoins Netflix as headliner of its 11-day stand-up comedy special. This… Read More

December 6, 2021

Dave Chappelle Went to His Old High School & Had a Rough Time

Dave Chappelle went back and forth with students over his latest Netflix special The Closer. Dave Chappelle went to his… Read More

November 26, 2021

Dave Chappelle Brushes Off Getting Uninvited to a Fundraiser for His High School

Students at Washington's D.C.'s Duke Ellington School of the Arts reportedly felt uncomfortable naming a theater after Dave Chappelle following… Read More

November 17, 2021

High School of Dave Chappelle Postpones Theater Naming as Students Threaten to Protest

Dave Chappelle graduated from the Washington, DC school in 1991. Students at the Duke Ellington School for The Arts are… Read More

November 15, 2021

“I Said What I Said”: Dave Chappelle Responds to Backlash from ‘The Closer’ in Fiery New Stand-Up Short

In an unflinching dispatch, Dave Chappelle addresses the controversy surrounding his latest set for Netflix and insists he's "not bending… Read More

October 25, 2021

Dave Chappelle Wants to Speak with Protesting Netflix Employees, But Claims He was Never Invited

An organizer of the Netflix employee walkout claimed they invited Dave Chappelle to have "a transformative dialogue" with employees. In… Read More

October 21, 2021

Dave Chappelle Gets The Last Laugh

With every piece of backlash, Dave Chappelle is willfully mythologizing himself as a “victim” of an amorphous queer conspiracy to… Read More

October 20, 2021

Netflix CEO Admits He “Screwed Up,” But Not with His Support for Dave Chappelle

Ted Sarandos faces the criticism Netflix received over the content of Dave Chappelle's new stand-up set for the steamer. As… Read More

October 20, 2021

“It’s Just Making Jokes:” Joe Rogan Defends Dave Chappelle’s Netflix Special ‘The Closer’

Joe Rogan is the latest person to comment on Dave Chappelle's controversial new special, The Closer. Joe Rogan has toured… Read More

October 19, 2021

Netflix Fires Employee Who Encouraged Walkout Over Chappelle Special

Netflix claims they fired the employee because she leaked internal information to the press. Netflix has fired the employee who… Read More

October 15, 2021

Netflix Employees are Planning a Walkout Over Dave Chappelle’s Latest Special

Netflix employees are upset about the trans jokes featured on The Closer, the latest comedy special from Dave Chappelle. Dave… Read More

October 13, 2021

Netflix Defends Dave Chappelle’s Controversial ‘The Closer,’ Suspends Protesting Employees

Ted Sarandos, CEO of Netflix, issued a statement on The Closer and the company's commitment to both "artistic freedom" and protecting its… Read More

October 12, 2021