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Ellen DeGeneres Tells 'Kimmel' Why She Decided to Return to Stand-Up After 15 Years!

Ellen DeGeneres Tells 'Kimmel' Why She Decided to Return to Stand-Up After 15 Years!

Ellen DeGeneres stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday (December 10) and dished about returning to stand-up comedy for the first time in 15 years with her new Netflix special, Relatable!

“I was done with it, you know? I did it for like 20 years,” DeGeneres shared with Kimmel. “I used to joke, when I was touring, ‘Someday, you’ll all come to me.’ And now they do. So I just stopped going out.”

“It was my life for 20 years, and it was touring, and it was really hard because it was the beginning, and no one knows who you are. So when I was done with it, I was done,” Ellen continued. “And then it had been 15 years and I decided I miss it and [thought] it would be a challenge to do another one, and I just decided to start writing. And I’m really happy with it.”

“People know me from my talk show but they don’t — I mean, a lot of people know that I did stand up, but I’ve been on the air for 16 years, and [some people] just know my talk show,” Ellen added. “I wanted them to know that I did something different.”


Ellen DeGeneres on Return to Stand-up After 15 Years

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