Dave Chappelle’s upcoming Netflix comedy specials arrive on the streaming service on Tuesday.
In a preview for one of the specials, Chappelle takes a slight jab at Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key and their Comedy Central show “Key & Peele”.
In an interview with Gayle King on “CBS This Morning” on Monday, the comedian opened up about his issue with the show. He suggests that the pair owes him a thank you for being able to create their sketch show thanks to the success of “Chappelle’s Show”.
“When I did ‘Chappelle’s Show’, there were certain conventions of the show that the network resisted,” Chappelle told King. “I fought the network very hard so that those conventions could come to fruition.”
“So like the first episode, I do that black white supremacist sketch,” he continued. “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…” he explained.
“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,” Chappelle said.