US TV star and comedian Ellen DeGeneres is set to return to the comedy first time in 15 years. According to the reports, the stand-up comedian will visit three US cities including San Francisco, San Diego, and Seattle where the star will perform comedy shows over eight nights. The news was then confirmed when Ellen tweeted the news that she will be back on comedy stage after 15 years.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 14, 2018
The famous “An Evening With Ellen DeGeneres” program will also be tapped on Netflix special. DeGeneres was talking about the recording of his daytime show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” when she said that the people from Netflix have contacted her and there is a bad news as well as a good news.
The comedian then said that the bad news is that Netflix would not tell her that what happened to Barb on “Stranger Things”. On the other hand, there is a good news as well, Netflix has asked her to do a special stand-up comedy show for them. After that, she asked Netflix that she will answer after thinking and then just after 30 seconds she answered. ‘Yes’. Ellen said that she was excited to work with the Netflix.
Ellen will not only perform in the US but she also planned to visit Africa in vacations where she will also visit gorilla mountains – a place which the comedian is funding through newly-created Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund.
The first show will be presented by Live Nation as “An Evening With Ellen DeGeneres”. The second show will take place at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall where the stand-up star will perform on August 22 and 23. The tickets for these shows will be available from June 19 to June 21 through Ticketmaster Verified Fan. However, the registration for the show tickets is open until June 17. The general public can purchase tickets from LiveNation.com starting June 22.
Official Schedule Of The Shows:
- Live from Balboa Theatre, San Diego – August 10
- Live from Balboa Theatre, San Diego – August 11
- Live from Balboa Theatre, San Diego – August 12
- Live from Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco – August 15
- Live from Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco – August 16
- Live from Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco – August 17
- Live from Benaroya Hall, Seattle – August 22
- Live from Benaroya Hall, Seattle – August 23
Last time Ellence featured in a comedy show was back in 2003 when she appeared in her daily talk show. In a Twitter exchange, Netflix asked her to record a comedy show for the streaming giants. In a statement Ellen gave via Netflix, she said that she didn’t appear on comedy stage from last 15 years and now she can’t wait to be back on stage again. The comedy star also said that she will update the time and location for her Netflix recording. The US TV star further said that she is excited for her fans who will be able to see her again on Netflix. Ellen is coming back on TV again may not be the biggest deal, but she is appearing on Netflix rather than HBO, which may be the biggest deal this time.
Ellen has a long history with HBO as she filmed half-hour special with the pay cable network in 1992. The partnership didn’t end here, as she also recorded multiple shows with HBO right after that.
It is also reported that Ellen’s show with Netflix is recorded by Telepictures which is the part of same HBO production family. However, this time, the US TV star is planning to record multiple shows outside Time Warner universe. And the shows included one for the Netflix and three for NBC.
Netflix is now stepping up to challenge HBO as the go-to TV destination. The streaming giant also signed deals with Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Sarah Silverman, and Schumer. And it looks like Ellen’s deal with Netflix is due to the fact that all comedians are now the part of Netflix. One more thing, Netflix is also going to pay Ellen a huge amount of money as well.