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Dave Chappelle Says Key & Peele Copied His Show

Dave Chappelle speaks at Art For Life on July 18, 2015 in Water Mill, New York. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images)

Dave Chappelle is back in the spotlight after a lengthy hiatus, and he’s got lots to say.

The legendary comedian, whose schedule to air two standup specials on March 21, sat down with CBS This Morning to discuss his legacy, his sketch series Chappelle’s Show (2003-06), and, in an unexpected turn, comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. In the past, Chappelle criticized the duo for copying his show, joking about “watching Key and Peele do my show the last five (expletive) years.”

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele pose with the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series during the Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016. (Photo by FREDERIC J BROWN/Getty)

Chappelle clarified his comments, and his reasoning behind them. “No. I’m a fan of this show,” he asserts, before saying, “I fought the network very hard so that those conventions could come to fruition,” he said. “So, like the first episode I do, that black white supremacist sketch. And it’s like, ‘Well, that’s 10 minutes long. It should be five minutes long.’ Why should it be five minutes long? Like, these types of conventions. I fought very hard. So when I watch Key & Peele and I see they’re doing a format that I created, and at the end of the show, it says, ‘Created by Key & Peele,’ that hurts my feelings.”

Watch the trailer for Chappelle’s upcoming standups below.

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What Time Will Dave Chappelle’s Netflix Specials Be Released Today?

Dave Chappelle is back in a big way.

The celebrated comedian will be premiering two brand new standup specials on Netflix on March 21, with a third planned for an unspecified date. The specials are titled The Age of Spin and Deep In the Heart of Texas respectively, and are scheduled for release at 3:00 a.m. Eastern time and 12:00 a.m. Pacific time. If this is too late for you to stay awake, you can stream both specials at your convenience. Click here to watch them when they become available on Netflix.

According to the New York Times, Chappelle’s new standup material “appears to be older, with references to the Ray Rice, Paula Deen and Donald Sterling scandals. Some of his provocations, like a paranoid riff on vaccinations, seem less than fully formed; and the show loses its comic zest in some of his fogeyish umbrage over sensitivity to transgender people. But he does throw out some bar-stool arguments that work nicely as jokes. “I don’t think men should be gynecologists,” he said, calling it “a conflict of interest.” Watch Chappelle’s recent interview with CBS This Morning below.

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