“Chappelle’s Show” is returning to Netflix with Dave Chappelle’s blessing.
The comedian announced the news Thursday while posting a 10-minute stand-up set titled “Redemption Song,” which appears to be from his recent tour in Austin.
After Netflix began airing the Comedy Central program on November 1, they later pulled it after Chappelle publicly complained that Comedy Central and ViacomCBS licensed the show without paying him additional fees.
While thanking fans for refusing to watch the show, Chappelle revealed that he “got [his] license back” and was paid “millions of dollars.”
“I never asked Comedy Central for anything. If you remember, I said ‘I’m going to my real boss and I came to you’ because I know where my power lies,” Chappelle said during the set. “I asked you to stop watching the show and thank God almighty for you, you did. You made that show worthless because without your eyes, it’s nothing. And when you stopped watching it, they called me. And I got my name back. And I got my license back, and I got my show back, and they paid me millions of dollars. Thank you very much.”
Chappelle also thanked Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos for having “the courage to take the show off its platform at a financial detriment to his company, just because I asked him to.”
Additionally, the funnyman gave props to Chris McCarthy of ViacomCBS for “making the past right,” by completing the deal.
“After all these years, I can finally say to Comedy Central, ‘It’s been a pleasure doing business with you,’” he said at the end of the clip.
“Chappelle’s Show” ran for three seasons from 2003 to 2006.