Ellen DeGeneres has gone back to where it all began. Netflix has released the official trailer for Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable, DeGeneres’ debut comedy special for the streaming giant. Filmed at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, Relatable marks Ellen’s return to stand-up after a 15-year hiatus.
DeGeneres explains the genesis of the title as the trailer begins. “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.”
Long before her primetime sitcom Ellen or her successful syndicated daytime talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, DeGeneres began her career as a comedy club emcee in her hometown of New Orleans. Her 2001 and 2003 HBO stand-up specials earned multiple Emmy nominations, and last year she announced she’d return to the stand-up stage for a new special, joining such other comedy superstars as Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld at Netflix.
Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable premieres December 18. Check out the trailer above.