Netflix already removed Dave Chappelle’s vintage comedy series from their platform in November. And now HBO is set to follow suit. The company has announced that they will stop streaming Chappelle’s Show from HBO Max on December 31. During a stand-up special, which the comic shared on social media last month, Chappelle explained why he was upset to learn that it was being streamed, “People think I made a lot of money from Chappelle’s Show. When I left that show, I never got paid. They didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract. But is that right?”
In short, Dave said he has no rights to his eponymous series and that, due to the deal he signed at the time, it belongs to Comedy Central and Viacom.