Ellen DeGeneres has received a Presidential Medal of Freedom and hosted the Oscars, all while reigning over daytime TV as host of Ellen, but the one thing she hasn’t done since launching Ellen in 2003 was record and release a new stand-up special.
That’s changing now.
Netflix announced they’d lured DeGeneres into joining every other A-list stand-up and produce a Netflix comedy special in 2017.
Looks like it's been 15 years since you did a stand-up special, @TheEllenShow. How about one for Netflix?
— Netflix (@netflix) May 24, 2017
Let me think about it. Ok I'm in. https://t.co/kUAdHyXAjS
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 24, 2017
DeGeneres previously made two stand-up specials for HBO; the latter, Here and Now, in 2003. She also hosted three variety specials for TBS from 2007-2009.