In accordance with a request made by Dave Chappelle, HBO Max is removing Chappelle’s Show from the streaming service at the end of the year. Casey Bloys, the chief content officer of HBO and HBO Max, made the announcement Tuesday during a Q&A at Variety’s Virtual FYCFest saying the network spoke with Dave, and that conversation led to the decision to remove the show at the end of the year.
“We had a conversation with Dave. I won’t get into it, but it’s very clear that it’s a very unique and specific and emotional issue he’s got.” She added, “So, at the end of the year, December 31st, we’re going to honour his request and take the showdown.” -She said.
Earlier Chappelle had his Comedy Central series removed from Netflix after it was brought to his attention that Viacom CBS licensed the show without giving him a cut of the profits. Chappelle posted a stand-up clip to Instagram where he detailed his feelings on his old show being sold without his involvement also revealed the exchange with Netflix.
“I found out that these people were streaming my work and they never had to ask me or they never have to tell me. Perfectly legal ‘cause I signed the contract. But is that right? I didn’t think so either. That’s why I f*ck with Netflix. Because they paid me my money, they do what they say they’re going to do, and they went above and beyond what you could expect from a businessman.” Chappelle said in the video.
As for fans of Chappelle’s Show, they can still catch episodes on Amazon Prime or by purchasing the DVD box set.