Ellen DeGeneres Says She’ll Return To Stand-Up With Netflix Special

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Ellen DeGeneres surprised her fans on Twitter by saying she would return to stand-up comedy for the first time in 15 years with a Netflix special.

FILE PHOTO - Cast member Ellen DeGeneres waves at the premiere of "Finding Dory" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, California U.S. on June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

FILE PHOTO – Cast member Ellen DeGeneres waves at the premiere of “Finding Dory” at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, California U.S. on June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

“Let me think about it. Ok I’m in,” the 59-year-old talk show host tweeted Wednesday after Netflix asked on Twitter if she wanted to host a special for them. (RELATED: Dave Chappelle: ‘Black Lives Matter Is A Terrible Slogan’)

“Looks like it’s been 15 years since you did a stand-up special, @TheEllenShow. How about one for Netflix?” the official Netflix account tweeted.

In 2001 and 2003 the talk show host was featured in back-to-back comedy specials for HBO titled “Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning” and “Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now,” both of which earned her several Emmy nominations.

DeGeneres got her start as a stand-up comedian. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” just celebrated the end of its 14th season on the air.

The talk show host joins the likes of comedians Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and Amy Schumer as part of the streaming site’s latest venture with stand-up comedy specials. The first two of three specials featuring Chappelle have already aired and according to the company were incredibly fruitful.

Katie Jerkovich

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