Talk Show Legend Ellen DeGeneres Agrees To Netflix Special

Ellen DeGeneres
(Photo: The Ellen Show)

Ellen DeGeneres is a talk show legend, interviewing everyone from Kim Kardashian to Pink to Justin Bieber.

But the US star is now set to return to her roots, after signing up to a one-off comedy special with Netflix.

Ellen confirmed her big news on Twitter, after Netflix hinted: “Looks like it’s been 15 years since you did a stand-up special, @TheEllenShow. How about one for Netflix?”

The 59-year-old replied: “Let me think about it. Ok I’m in.”

Ellen later released a statement, but admitted that the standup special is only in its very early stages.

She said: “It has been 15 years since I did a stand-up special. 15 years. And I’m writing it now, I can’t wait.

“I’ll keep you posted when and where I’m gonna shoot my Netflix special. I’m excited to do it; I’m excited for you to see it.”

Ellen’s last ‘special’ was in 2003 and called ‘Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now’. Produced by HBO, it was recorded in New York and, as she put it, focused on “modern life and other inconveniences”.

She’s excited – and so are we.


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