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Dave Chappelle says Netflix removed 'Chappelle's Show' from service at his request

November 24, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

(CNN)"Chappelle's Show" is no longer on Netflix, and Dave Chappelle is happy about it.

(CNN)"Chappelle's Show" is no longer on Netflix, and Dave Chappelle is happy about it.

The comedian on Tuesday opened up in a video posted to Instagram about the streaming service's move, which he says came at his request.

In his video, Chappelle acknowledges that the contract he signed with ViacomCBS allows for his show to stream without additional payment to him -- the creator, star and executive producer -- he takes issue with the approach.

"They (ViacomCBS) didn't have to pay me because I signed the contract," Chappelle said.

I found out that these people were streaming my work and they never had to ask me or they never have to tell me.

That's why I like working for Netflix. "

When reached by CNN, Netflix had no comment.

"Chappelle's Show" began streaming on Netflix on November 1 and was removed recently.

Chappelle has been part of the Netflix fold since 2016, when the streamer announced it had struck a lucrative three-special deal with the comedian.

"I like working for Netflix because when all those bad things happened to me, that company didn't even exist.

And when I found out they were streaming 'Chappelle's Show,' I was furious.

How could they not -- how could they not know?

So you know what I did?

And you want to know what they did?

"Chappelle's Show" aired for three seasons on Viacom-owned Comedy Central before Chappelle famously and abruptly quit.

It is still available to stream on Comedy Central (with cable subscription) and subscription streaming services CBS All Access and HBO Max.

"That's why I f--- with Netflix," Chappelle added.

I do, I think if you are f---ing streaming that show you're fencing stolen goods.

I'm not up here trying to tell you guys that I believe that Comedy Central gave me a raw deal just because I'm Black, I believe they gave me a raw deal because this f---ing industry is a monster. "

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