Dave Chappelle shared a blistering video on Instagram about Chappelle’s Present (Photograph by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
On Tuesday, Dave, 47, shared a video on Instagram from what seems to be a latest stand-up efficiency.
Throughout his set, he claimed that he ‘by no means bought paid’ when he left Chappelle’s Present, which ran on Comedy Central from 2003 to 2006.
‘Individuals suppose I made some huge cash from Chappelle’s Present,’ he stated within the video.
‘Once I left that present, I by no means bought paid. They didn’t need to pay me, as a result of I signed the contract. However is that proper? I came upon that these individuals have been streaming my work, they usually by no means needed to ask me or they by no means have to inform me.’
The comic hosted SNL earlier this month (Image: Vivien Killilea/Getty Photographs for Think about LA)
Dave known as out streaming platform HBO Max for streaming Chappelle’s Present, regardless of having reportedly turned him down when he pitched the present to them years beforehand.
‘Do you know earlier than Chappelle’s Present was at Comedy Central, I pitched that present to HBO?’ the producer said.
In response to Dave, the individuals he pitched to at HBO questioned what they ‘wanted him for’.
‘They stated, actually, ‘What do we want you for?’ That’s what they informed me as they kicked me out of the workplace: ‘What do we want you for?’ he stated.
‘And right here we’re, all these years later, they usually’re streaming the very present that I used to be pitching to them. So I’m asking them: What do you want me for?’
Dave implored his followers to ‘boycott’ Chappelle’s Present ‘except they pay me’, stating: ‘I’m not asking you to boycott any community – boycott me.’
He additionally known as on shareholders at Viacom, which owns Comedy Central, to ‘inform them it’s fallacious’.
After discovering that Netflix was additionally streaming Chappelle’s Present, the comic contacted them and informed them ‘this makes me really feel dangerous’, he recalled.
The corporate agreed to Dave’s request, with the comic saying they ‘did one thing simply because they thought that I’d suppose that they have been fallacious. And I do’.
He added: ‘I feel that in case you are f***ing streaming that present, you’re fencing stolen items.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted Netflix, HBO Max and Viacom for remark.