Netflix has a second Dave Chappelle special premiering on New Year’s Eve

Fans of comedian Dave Chappelle will have a particularly good kick-off to the new year, thanks to Netflix.

The streaming video service will premiere not one but two stand-up comedy specials featuring Chappelle on New Year’s Eve this year, according to an announcement. Along with the previously announced Equanimity special, Netflix will also debut Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation that same day.

Netflix announced the double bill of Chappelle comedy via a video teaser for the shows, which offered a preview of both specials.

Equanimity and The Bird Revelation are Chappelle’s third and fourth stand-up specials for Netflix this year, following Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits and The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium. The specials are part of a deal that initially had Chappelle release three stand-up shows exclusively to Netflix in 2017, only to have the fourth show announced this week. The comedian was reportedly paid a whopping $20 million per show for the exclusive rights to each special.

The deal apparently paid off for Netflix, as the company announced in April that Chappelle’s specials were the most-watched comedy specials in the streaming video service’s history. Netflix has made a significant push to expand its stand-up comedy offerings in recent years, and now exclusively hosts a wide range of shows from comedians such Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, and other well-known figures in comedy.

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity was filmed at the historic Warner Theater in Washington D.C. and is described as “a stand-up event packed with scorching new material, self-reflection and tough love,” in which the comedian “hilariously revels in taking on culture and class, politics and the specter of getting old.”

The just-added special Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation was filmed at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles on November 20. That special is expected to address the first year of Donald Trump’s controversial, scandal-plagued U.S. presidency, as well as other timely subjects.

Dubbed the “comic genius of America” by Esquire in 2006, Chappelle received a Primetime Emmy Award in 2017 for his guest appearance on Saturday Night Live. In 2009, Comedy Central ranked him 43rd on its list of the “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.”


Nintendo and Microsoft say they’re all-in on E3 after Sony bows out of 2019 event

Shortly after Sony announced it will not participate in E3 2019 for the first time, Microsoft and Sony announced the show will go on as usual for each software giant. E3 2019 now presents a unique opportunity for Sony's major competitors.

These are the best Xbox One games available right now

More than four years into its life span, Microsoft's latest console is finally coming into its own. From 'Cuphead' to 'Halo 5,' the best Xbox One games offer something for everyone.

Everything we know about 'Anthem', including new details on Javelin classes

BioWare announced an upcoming action role-playing game called 'Anthem' at EA Play 2017. Here's everything we know about the game so far, including gameplay, DLC, and when you'll be able to play it.

The best cheap-but-awesome PS4 game deals under $20

The PlayStation 4 has hit its stride in recent years and is now more affordable than ever. If you have a PS4 or are thinking of buying one, we’ve collected some must-have games. The best part? Each of these is just $20 or less.
Home Theater

From game consoles to 4K UHD spinners, these are the best Blu-ray players

Streaming may be popular, but the disc isn't dead yet. To get the very best picture and sound quality from your system, you need to be watching Blu-ray or 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, and these are the best Blu-ray players you can buy.
Home Theater

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video (December 2018)

Amazon Prime Video adds new titles each month that are available for free to all Prime members. Check out our list to find all the content hitting Amazon Prime Video in November and December 2018, from new original series to classic films.

Remembering Stan Lee, Fantastic Beasts 2 review, Apple goes Hollywood

This week on Between the Streams, we'll discuss the passing of comics and entertainment legend Stan Lee, a spoiler-free review of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Apple's new partnership with indie movie studio A24, and more.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix, from 'The Haunting of Hill House’ to ‘The Good Place’

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.

College sports are yours to watch live online with an ESPN+ free trial

It can be difficult to catch all the college games, especially for smaller conferences. Well, thanks to ESPN+ that’s no longer the case. Now, you won't need to miss any of your alma mater rival games.
Home Theater

The best movies on Netflix in November, from 'Buster Scruggs’ to ‘Dracula’

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.

You can now watch soccer games online with streaming service ESPN+

Launched back in April, ESPN+ is a direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service. For a mere $5 a month or $50 per year, you can have access to the best sports content available including multiple soccer leagues.
Movies & TV

Out of movies to binge? Our staff picks the best flicks on Hulu right now

From classics to blockbusters, Hulu offers some great films to its subscribers. Check out the best movies on Hulu, whether you're into charming adventure tales or gruesome horror stories.
Movies & TV

Stay inside this fall with the best shows on Hulu, including 'Castle Rock'

It's often overwhelming to navigate Hulu's robust library of TV shows. To help, we've put together a list of the best shows on Hulu, whether you're into frenetic cartoons, intelligent dramas, or anything in between.

Cyber Monday 2018: When it takes place and where to find the best deals

Cyber Monday is still a ways off, but it's never too early to start planning ahead. With so many different deals to choose from during one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, going in with a little know-how makes all the…