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Ellen DeGeneres returning to stand-up with Netflix special

Ellen DeGeneres returning to stand-up with Netflix special

Ellen DeGeneres came out publicly in 1997.

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.