Ellen DeGeneres’s Netflix stand-up special titled Relatable was recently released, sparking rumours about her leaving The Ellen Show to focus on comedy. Could Netflix be stealing away the immensely popular talk show host from daytime TV altogether?
Ellen DeGeneres is a one of the most successful and famous celebrities working in the industry today. Known and loved for her kindness and, interestingly, her dancing, Ellen’s talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been running since 2003, and despite rumours circulating regarding its cancellation, the show has confirmed that it will still run at least through 2022.
- To leave or not to leave
- On coming back to stand-up
But now, Ellen has brought us all in a mix of speculation and rumours. The television personality has recently released her comedy special Relatable on Netflix, making us wonder if she is the one planning to quit the show for good, rather than the show itself cancelling.
To leave or not to leave
Ellen opted to extend her contract with the network recently, but that doesn’t mean her mind is made up about it. Shuttling between what her brother Vance DeGeneres, who is a comedian in his own right, and her wife Portia de Rossi have to say, Ellen is undecided and keeps changing her mind.
Her brother wants her to keep where she is, suggesting that in an age of political upheaval and despair, good and clean comedy and positivity are what the world is looking for. de Rossi, on the other hand, insists that Ellen leave the show. She says there are other things she could do.
“I just think she’s such a brilliant actress and stand-up that it doesn’t have to be this talk show for her creativity,” de Rossi says.
On coming back to comedy again
Ellen DeGeneres’s Relatable is her first stand-up special in 15 years. She makes fun of her own approachable, nice and humble image and makes observations in her characteristic irreverent way.
The special, of course, did well, leading to many thinking if Ellen would consider giving up her show for good. We wonder if Netflix was one of them.
Would Netflix be able to persuade Ellen DeGeneres and steal her away from daytime TV forever? Could it perhaps propose a sitcom for Ellen to create in order to lure her? Let us know in the comments below!
Watch the trailer of “Relatable” here.