Ellen DeGeneres Returns to Stand-Up Comedy After 15 Years: See the Pics!
By Antoinette Bueno
Ellen DeGeneres is getting back to her comedy roots.
The 59-year-old comedian played a show at the Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles on Tuesday, filming it for her upcoming Netflix stand-up special -- only her second one in 15 years.
"@TheEllenShow in the house Holy Moley!" the Largo captioned a black-and-white Instagram pic of DeGeneres taking the mic. "#EllenDegeneres brought the funny tonite...very good news that she is back onstage. Stay tuned for more from her."
In May, the beloved comedian announced her upcoming Netflix stand-up special on her daytime TV show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
"Earlier this week, I got a tweet from the people at Netflix and I have good news and bad news," DeGeneres told the audience. "The bad news is they wouldn’t tell me what happened to Barb on Stranger Things, but the good news is they asked if I was interested in doing a stand-up special. I said I’m going to have to think about it and then 30 seconds later I said yes. Exciting!"
"I'm excited for you to see it," she continued. "And now each one of you get to Netflix and chill with me."