Ellen’s lat­est pro­ject takes her back to stand-up

The Modesto Bee (Sunday) - - Stay Connected - — WASH­ING­TON POST

What do you do when you’re a mul­ti­mil­lion­aire day­time talk-show host beloved by le­gions? What chal­lenge is left for you?

For Ellen De­Generes, you go back to where you got your start. Net­flix’s “Re­lat­able,” which re­cently pre­miered, is her first stand-up spe­cial in 15 years. She joins sev­eral big-time comics ( Chris Rock, Dave Chap­pelle) who have put out new spe­cials af­ter decade-or­more breaks.

Au­di­ence mem­bers pre­dis­posed to think­ing you’re wildly funny might ei­ther give you more lee­way or hold im­pos­si­ble stan­dards. De­Generes de­liv­ers the same kind of ob­ser­va­tional hu­mor that pro­pelled her ca­reer decades ago while ac­knowl­edg­ing her riches and mak­ing fun of her­self (like when she men­tions seat 10B on a plane. “Does a plane go back that far? I’ve never been back there.”)

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