Whether or not Dave Chappelle delivered quality content with his new Netflix specials may still be up in the air, but one thing is for certain: people payed attention. According to the streaming service, which just released its first quarter letter to shareholders, Dave Chappelle: Collection 1 was their most viewed comedy special to date.
“The triumphant return of a comedy legend in Dave Chappelle: Collection 1 was our most viewed comedy special ever,” the company stated. “We are also finding this to be true in international markets as well, with comedian Gad Elmaleh’s Gad Gone Wild, a breakout hit in France last quarter.”
Netflix continues to place an emphasis on comedy, not only (reportedly) paying Chappelle $60 million USD for his three specials (one yet to be released), but they are also rumored to be dishing out $40 million USD for two Chris Rock installments.
Also worthy of note, the company is inching toward a record 100 million subscribers, with 98.8 million being the current number.