Dave Chappelle: Collection 1 (2017)


Collection 1
Dave Chappelle

Critics Consensus

Chappelle is back and better than ever in the honest, provocative, and insightful Dave Chappelle: Collection 1 which offers moments for both laughter and contemplation.



Critic Ratings: 12

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Mar 21, 2017
Air date: Mar 21, 2017

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The specials are from Chappelle's personal vault: Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin, was filmed at The Palladium in Los Angeles in March 2016, and Dave Chappelle: Deep in the Heart of Texas, was filmed at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX in April 2015. Within each of the two hour-long specials, self-financed by Chappelle and directed by Stan Lathan, the Emmy®-nominated comedian brings his unflinching comedic style, tackling race, class, politics, pop culture, and more.

Critic Reviews for Dave Chappelle Collection 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

Raunchy, offensive, funny.

Mar 21, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

If, say, you didn't feel your expectations met watching him on Deep in the Heart of Texas, there's The Age of Spin right after it to enjoy.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

If Chappelle really wants to be a feminist he should read some bell hooks, and Angela Davis, or the book Women of Color and Feminism by Dr. Maythee Rojas. It might help him understand that rape is a sensitive subject for all women.

Sep 26, 2017 | Full Review…

The specials work in an episodic fashion; watching them together gives a deeper experience.

Sep 8, 2017 | Full Review…

What's most striking about his performances isn't how shocking they are, but how they reveal the extent to which the rest of the comedy world has caught up to Chappelle's brand of provocation.

Apr 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Dave Chappelle is back, rising like a phoenix from the ashes of his self imposed exile, with plenty of insight to share.

Apr 5, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

When Dave Chappelle makes a comeback, he really comes back.

Mar 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Chappelle embarks on one of the most intellectually and narratively impressive moments of his career.

Apr 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Time and again, Chappelle shows a willingness to dissect his own thinking, share his own foibles and be honest about his mistakes and doubts.

Mar 21, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

After nearly three decades in show business (he was 14 when he first went onstage), Mr. Chappelle not only has a new kind of gravitas, but he has also embraced his status as an older comic with mature worries.

Mar 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Just like the two hours I watched 14 years ago, watching these two hours makes it feel like Chappelle is working toward something. It's his way of telling us, "I'm around, I'm doing shows, and I'm having a great time."

Mar 21, 2017 | Full Review…

His fiery delivery and knack for re-framing social issues couldn't have returned any sooner.

Mar 21, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dave Chappelle: Collection 1

  • Oct 19, 2018
    It's thoughtful, but above all funny.
  • Oct 16, 2018
    Star wars, Marvel, game of thrones are my bread and butter. I don't really like stand up comedy. But I watched this and hung onto his every word. Pure gold listening to Dave Chapelle, and I had no idea who he was.
  • Jun 02, 2018
    Dave is a modern day poet. He's a comedic genius.
  • May 14, 2018
    Genius and hilarious, he’s evolved and better than ever
  • Apr 02, 2018
    Brilliant – Dave Chappelle is back and as good as ever. Produced by Netflix, a stand-up routine of the legendary Dave Chappelle, recorded live at the Hollywood Palladium in 2017. Topics include OJ Simpson and Bill Cosby. Brilliant - Dave Chappelle is back and as good as ever. At his peak, in the early 2000s, Dave Chappelle was the funniest man on the planet. His brand of irreverent musings, largely on racial matters, was screamingly funny. After a long break, he’s back, and it’s as if he never left. Clever, funny and delivered in his hilarious over-the-top manner.
  • Feb 15, 2018
    The first show is very funny but the second one not so much.
  • Jan 10, 2018
    loved it. whenever im in a gloomy mood he cheers me up with laughter.
  • Jan 10, 2018
    So happy he is back. He is just funny, he talks openly about what people are afraid of, and it is not in an insensitive way. He keeps it real and has broke away from all the politically correct crap that many avoid to not offend people. He has always always always been one of my favorites. Glad netflix brought him back.
  • Jan 09, 2018
    Best show on netflix!!!!!
  • Jan 09, 2018
    Mr.Chappelle killed it.....bad critics need only be reminded, relax it's comedy and its entertaining! If you laughed, slightly smirked or ROTFL.....Surprise!!!! He got us laughing, it's that the point? Dave's right he says what we are all thinking! What really cracks me up is he laughs at his own jokes. He's too funny even for himself....true entertainment!

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