Image Credit: Screenshot from the Ellen DeGeneres Show courtesy ellentube on YouTube
Ellen DeGeneres is returning to stand up comedy with a special on Netflix. During the season 16 premiere of the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, Ellen announced that her first stand up special in 15 years will be called Relatable and is available to stream on Netflix from December 18.
“I mentioned that I worked a lot over the summer,” Ellen explained. 'What I did was I went back to stand-up.”
“I didn’t do stand-up for 15 years and just all of a sudden I was, like, I miss stand-up, I want to do it. So I made a deal with Netflix and I was working on stand-up all summer. I taped it in Seattle.”
'It was so much fun. I loved it so much. The audiences were great, Seattle was great. Thank you everybody in San Francisco and San Diego.”
Ellen began her career as a stand up comedian and her 2001 and 2003 stand-up specials for HBO were nominated for multiple Emmy awards. In May last year she announced the deal with Netflix worth approximately $20 million to produce one stand-up show. In August this year she headed out on a three city stand-up tour, starting in San Diego before heading to San Francisco and finishing with the taping of the Netflix show at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle.