Ellen to headline stand-up special on Netflix
Ellen DeGeneres is returning to her stand-up roots.
The announcement came via Twitter today with Netflix posting this question to the daytime talk show queen: ‘Looks like it’s been 15 years since you did a stand-up special, @TheEllenShow. How about one for Netflix?’
DeGeneres responded: ‘Let me think about it. Ok I’m in.’
DeGeneres has not done a stand-up TV special since launching the highly successful The Ellen DeGeneres Show 14 years ago.
Her most recent specials were for HBO. They were Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning in 2001 and Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now in 2003.
DeGeneres is the lastest big name in comedy signed to a comedy special after a long break. The others are Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld.
Let me think about it. Ok I'm in. https://t.co/kUAdHyXAjS
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 24, 2017