It’s been 15 years since Ellen Degeneres blessed the world with a stand-up performance, but she’s returning to the main stage to let everyone know who the real queen of stand-up comedy is.
Earlier today, Netflix dropped the trailer for her stand-up comedy special appropriately titled “Relatable,” which will be available worldwide on December 18.
Ellen broke the news of her stand-up return in early September on the Season 16 premier of her show.
“I mentioned that I worked a lot over the summer,” DeGeneres said. “I didn’t do stand-up for 15 years and ... just all of a sudden was like ‘I miss stand-up, I want to do it.’ So I made a deal with Netflix.”
Before Ellen became one of the most successful talk show hosts of all time, the gay comedian was first and foremost a stand-up comedian. The 60-year-old entertainer began her career as an emcee and comic in her hometown of New Orleans, but her career skyrocketed after her 2001 and 2003 HBO stand-up specials, for which she earned multiple Emmy awards.
Her return to stand-up is sure to be both glorious and as she puts it, “relatable.” Ellen, best known for her observational humor, will address many of the struggles that us common folks have in 2018.