The Closer

Dave Chappelle Breaks Silence on The Closer Backlash, Announces U.S. Tour

With controversy continuing to swirl around Dave Chappelle’s latest comedy special, the comedian has spoken out with more to say about the backlash. Earlier this month, Chappelle premiered…

Jonas Brothers to Get Roasted on Netflix Comedy Special in November

Kevin, Nick, and Joe Jonas will be getting verbally scorched on Netflix for the streaming service’s first family roast special. Dubbed as the Jonas Brothers Family Roast, the…

Dave Chappelle Willing to Discuss ‘The Closer’ With Trans Community, but Says He’s ‘Not Bending to Anybody’s Demands’

Dave Chappelle has spoken out about the controversy over his Netflix special “The Closer” in a new stand-up video, saying that he is willing to meet with transgender…

Dave Chappelle to Tour The Closer If the Controversial Special Gets Pulled from Netflix

Controversial comedian Dave Chappelle will be taking his latest comedy special on the road if it gets pulled from Netflix. This month, Chappelle debuted the new special, dubbed…

Trans Employee Who Criticized Netflix’s Release of Dave Chappelle Special Says ‘It Was Never About Dave’

Terra Field, a trans Netflix employee who denounced Dave Chappelle’s “attacks [on] the trans community” in his new special “The Closer,” has elaborated on her criticism of the…

Ted Sarandos and Dave Chappelle Are Missing the Criticism’s Point (Column)

The second memo that Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos issued to Netflix staff about Dave Chappelle and stand-up comedy only proves that he doesn’t understand why people are actually…

Ted Sarandos Doubles Down on Dave Chappelle Defense: ‘Content Doesn’t Directly Translate to Real-World Harm’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos sent a lengthy missive to the entire company following the mounting controversy around a new original special from comic Dave Chappelle. After addressing top…

Netflix Trans Employees and Allies Plan Walkout in Protest of Dave Chappelle Special

Trans employees and allies at Netflix are planning a walkout on Wednesday, Oct. 20 in protest of CEO Ted Sarandos’ comments regarding Dave Chappelle’s new special “The Closer,”…

Netflix Stands by Dave Chappelle After The Closer Backlash

Comedian Dave Chappelle drew some controversy with the release of his newest comedy special, The Closer, but Netflix has made it clear they’re standing by him. In the…

Trans Netflix worker who spoke out on Dave Chappelle special suspended

Chappelle’s special, “The Closer,” takes many jabs at the trans community and sees the comic make insinuating remarks supporting 29-year-old rapper DaBaby’s homophobic tirade.

Netflix Suspends Three Employees, Including Trans Person Who Spoke Out Against Dave Chappelle, for Crashing Leadership Meeting

Netflix has suspended three employees for crashing a meeting of its top executives, including an out trans person who criticized a new comedy special from Dave Chappelle, sources…

Dave Chappelle is an ‘LGBTQ ally,’ says family of late trans comedian

The family of a late transgender comedian at the center of Dave Chappelle’s controversial new Netflix special supported him, saying he’s a misunderstood “LGBTQ ally.”