Dave Chappelle’s Netflix Comedy Special Most Watched Ever

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Dave Chappelle’s comedy special that aired on Netflix has been the most watched comedy show the streaming site ever had, according to Business Insider.

On Monday, a letter from the company to its share holders revealed that the 43-year-old comedian’s stand-up specials has been very profitable for the company. Chappelle recorded two different shows that aired last month, one in Texas called “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and another titled “The Age of Spin,” taped in Los Angeles, California. (RELATED: Dave Chappelle: ‘Black Lives Matter Is A Terrible Slogan’)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19: A view of atmosphere outside as comedian/actor Dave Chappelle performs at Radio City Music Hall on June 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 19: A view of atmosphere outside as comedian/actor Dave Chappelle performs at Radio City Music Hall on June 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

“Early results are promising,” the company wrote in a statement. “The triumphant return of a comedy legend in Dave Chappelle: Collection 1 was our most viewed comedy special ever. 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.” (RELATED: Dave Chappelle To Host Saturday Night Live)

Chappelle’s specials dealt with such controversial subjects as ISIS, Bill Cosby, O.J. Simpson, and the LGBTQ community.

During the first quarter, the company released 17 stand-up comedy specials, including one from Amy Schumer that was widely panned by viewers. In addition, the letter shared that the company’s partnership with Adam Sandler has been fruitful as viewers have spent more than “half a billion hours” watching his films.

Katie Jerkovich

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