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Dave Chappelle comedy specials coming to Netflix

Among the three specials by Dave Chappelle will

Among the three specials by Dave Chappelle will be two never-before-seen performances from the comedian's personal vault. Credit: AP / Scott Roth

Acclaimed standup comedian Dave Chappelle, who has kept his career low-key since ending his Emmy-nominated Comedy Central sketch series “Chappelle’s Show” in 2006, will debut three Netflix specials next year.

The streaming-video service said Monday that Chappelle, 43, and director Stan Lathan (Chappelle’s 2005 Emmy-nominated special “For What It’s Worth”) will produce a new special and also release “two additional never-before-seen specials . . . directly from Chappelle’s personal comedy vault.”

The new special will be Chappelle’s first in 12 years.

A well-received recent guest host of “Saturday Night Live,” Chappelle ranks No. 6 in Forbes magazine’s current list of highest-earning comedians.

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