Dave Chappelle’s Controversial Special ‘The Closer’ Lands Emmy Nom

Voters at the TV Academy continue to endorse Dave Chappelle.

The comedian’s most recent Netflix comedy special, The Closer, which has drawn criticism for its use of transgender jokes, has been nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Variety Special for Primetime.

One Night Only, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Return to Hogwarts, and other songs in his competition with Adele Nothing Special by Norm Macdonald and One Last Time A Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Evening.

He has been nominated for the award four times in the past five years. He won the prize in 2018 for his Equanimity special, and in 2020 he also defeated rival comics Hannah Gadsby, Jerry Seinfeld, John Mulaney, and Tiffany Haddish in addition to his own PBS special on him winning the Mark Twain humor award.

However, Hamilton defeated his George Floyd special 8:46, which was released on YouTube, the previous year.


Chappelle’s position on transgender rights in The Closer, which was released in October 2021, drew criticism. While co-CEO Ted Sarandos was under fire for defending the special and acknowledging that he “screwed up” the internal communication of the matter, it led to a walkout among trans employees at the streamer.

Here is the official summary of the special, which was directed by Stan Lathan: Dave takes the stage to try and clear the air and get a few things off his chest as he wraps up his schedule of comedy specials.

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