Dave Chappelle reveals why he shot his new Michigan special
Dave Chappelle’s new special, “The Closer,” hit Netflix this week, and he explained why he decided to film the special in Detroit.
At the start of the show, Dave explains that since talking about Detroit in his first Netflix special, he thought he owed Motor City a make-up. As it would be his last stage for a “minute”, he wanted to do it in Detroit:
I did it in Detroit for this reason … you wanna know why? Because I talked so much about Detroit in the first stage, I thought I might as well do the last stage here.
Dave’s most recent special was filmed in four performances at the Fillmore in Detroit, the first events to take place at the site since the start of the pandemic.
He also made headlines as one of the first performers to require rapid Covid testing to enter the show.
Chappelle made headlines in the Detroit subway in 2015 after being accused of being drunk on stage.
Dave reportedly scrambled his words as he performed and was booed off stage by an angry crowd. He addressed himself later that night in a subsequent special noting that he was not drunk he said he had smoked weed with rappers and had not quit the scene when he was booed.
In his ‘Age Of Spin’ special 2017, Dave explained the situation in his own words.
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About Dave Chappelle The Closer: As he wraps up his list of comedy specials, Dave takes the stage to try and set the record straight – and get a few things off his chest. Available now on Netflix.