Ellen DeGeneres Announces Netflix Stand-Up Special

While Ellen DeGeneres has been busy charming daily viewers for well over a decade, it's been a good spell - almost fifteen years! - since the comedian has hit the stage for a stand-up special.

The show for the streaming giant will be her first special for 15 years, during which time she has been concentrating on her daily talk show.

Plan your weekend with our hand-picked list of the Quad Cities' best bets for entertainment. DeGeneres replied shortly thereafter, "Let me think about it".

One of the first groups to learn about the deal was DeGeneres' 68.7 million Twitter followers, who were notified of the agreement when the comedian tweeted a response to a question posed by Netflix.

Netflix is becoming a comedy juggernaut, showing just how much the network has grown compared to its competition. 15 years. And I'm writing it now, I can't wait. "I'm excited to do it; I'm excited for you to see it". "15 years", said DeGeneres.

DeGeneres is the latest in a long line of high-profile comedians with stand-up specials at Netflix.

For DeGeneres, her return to stand-up comes in the midst of her continued success in daytime, with her self-titled talk show now renewed through 2020. Most recently, President Obama presented DeGeneres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016.

  • Salvatore Jensen