After 15 years away from the stand-up comedy stage, it looks like Ellen is going to return to the microphone. The rumors began swirling when Netflix tweeted this earlier today:
Looks like it's been 15 years since you did a stand-up special, @TheEllenShow. How about one for Netflix?
— Netflix US (@netflix) May 24, 2017
But then Ellen responded with this, confirming the buzz:
Let me think about it. Ok I'm in. https://t.co/kUAdHyXAjS
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 24, 2017
The last time DeGeneres did a stand-up special was in 2003 for HBO, with her Emmy-nominated Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now. Before that, she did another HBO special: Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning. For the past decade and a half, Ellen has been focusing on her daytime talk show and production company, A Very Good Production, which is backing the upcoming Netflix-animated Green Eggs and Ham, and programs on ABC and NBC.
In honor of the good things that are to come, we now take this opportunity to reflect back upon some of Ellen's best moments working the mic: