After a 12-year hiatus from television, Dave Chappelle is back doing what he does best, making people laugh. He get’s candid in an exclusive interview with "CBS This Morning."

The star of the 1999 cult classic “Half Baked” is gearing up for his three-part stand-up comedy special on Netflix, the first of which is available on today, March 21. His deal with the streaming service is reportedly worth $60 million.

Chappelle sat down with Gayle King to discuss "escaping fame at the height of his career." In 2005 he made the conscious decision to walk away from his Comedy Central sketch comedy show “Chappelle’s Show,” a deal that was worth a reported $50 million.

According to Chappelle, this hiatus gave him time to get closer to his children and actually talk to people he met in passing. Watch the full interview above to hear more about what the comedic genius had to say about returning to stand-up comedy.