Ellen DeGeneres has been hosting "The Ellen DeGeneres" show for 14 years and hasn't taken the stage for a stand-up routine in about 15 years. A new deal between the comedienne and Netflix is about to change all of that.
DeGeneres and Netflix promoted the upcoming special via Twitter. "Looks like it's been 15 years since you did a stand-up special," Netflix tweeted Ellen, "how about one for Netflix?" Degeneres quickly tweeted back, "Let me think about it. Ok I'm in."
What was left out was when the special will air, but those details should be coming soon, and considering that Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, and Jerry Seinfeld all locked in deals for about $40-million apiece, it's pretty likely she's in the same neighborhood.