Ellen DeGeneres returns to the stage as a stand-up comedian for the first time in 15 years in the new trailer for her new Netflix special, Relatable, out December 18th. Filmed at Seattle's Benaroya Hall, Relatable marks Ellen's return to stand-up after a 15-year hiatus. "A friend of mine was at my house and I told him I'm going to do stand-up again and he said, "Really?', and I said 'Yeah", I was hoping for more of a Really!', and he said, 'Well, do you think you're still relatable?' Just then, my butler Bitou stepped into the library".
In the two-minute Netflix trailer, DeGeneres talks about how her sitcom was cancelled when she came out as a lesbian in 1996.
Ellen De Generes and her wife Portia de Rossi
DeGeneres also joked that her likable persona has its drawbacks: "A few years ago, I started ending my show by saying, 'Be kind to one another.' But here's the downside: I could never do anything unkind ever". She then slyly adds, "I say 10B - does a plane go back that far?" The reason for this was that "nobody's gonna watch a lesbian during the day", to which she replied: "Well they weren't watching me at night". I should never have a horn in my auto.