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