Dave Chappelle’s critics walked out of his Netflix stand-up special for one reason

Dave Chappelle walked off the stage Thursday at Netflix’s South By Southwest conference after one of his “Insecure” co-stars took the stage, but all members of the audience followed suit, as a number of…

Dave Chappelle’s critics walked out of his Netflix stand-up special for one reason

Dave Chappelle walked off the stage Thursday at Netflix’s South By Southwest conference after one of his “Insecure” co-stars took the stage, but all members of the audience followed suit, as a number of employees walked out in protest.

The episode, “Dave Chappelle’s Racial Show,” ran Tuesday in the company’s Comedy Specials series, but not all the hosts stayed on for the Netflix live stream. According to an Ad Age report, comedians Hannibal Buress and Moshe Kasher and “Insecure” star Yvonne Orji took the stage to tape short segments and didn’t make it to the set until a minute into the show.

“Is this how we wrap up a successful Comedy Special?” the host asked, “some of the comedians barely say anything, while the other act like Chris Rock is coming on set to kick the whole thing off.”

Amazon Prime did not intervene after adhering to a similar format with Louis C.K.’s “I Love You, Daddy,” prompting outcry from “Daily Show” correspondent Roy Wood Jr. on Twitter, even suggesting Amazon cancel the special.

“Netflix couldn’t possibly believe that Louis C.K. himself pulled in over 3 million viewers—which should cause Netflix execs to rethink their career choices,” Wood wrote. “C.K. possibly one of the best comedians the world has ever seen.”

C.K. took heat for sexually harassing women in his “Horace and Pete” show.

“Netflix would never have permitted it had people not complained,” Wood wrote. “Yeah, thinking about it, that would be awesome.”

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