Posted: 3:18 pm Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Ellen DeGeneres Getting Netflix Comedy Special 

By mjonbli

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 It’s been 15 years since Ellen DeGeneres has done a stand- up comedy special, but that streak is about to break, thanks to Netflix! The streaming service made the first move, tweeting at DeGeneres. “Looks like it’s been 15 years since you did a stand-up special, @TheEllenShow. How about one for Netflix?”  Ellen responded jokingly asking for a minute to think, following with “OK, I’m in.”  She announced it on her show this morning.   “Earlier this week, I got a tweet from the people at Netflix and I have good news and bad news,” DeGeneres tells the crowd. “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!” She’s still in the process of writing the project, but an excited DeGeneres promised to keep fans updated on “when and where” the special will be filmed. “I’m excited for you to see it,” she gushes before adding,” And now each one of you get to Netflix and chill with me.”

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