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Ellen DeGeneres’ First Stand-Up Special in 15 Years to Premiere on Netflix

Ellen DeGeneres is the latest superstar comedian to jump on Netflix’s stand-up special train. The daytime talk show host announced this week that she will tape her first special in 15 years for the streaming service. When Netflix reached out to her, DeGeneres told her talk show audience, “I said I’m going to have to think about it and then 30 seconds later I said yes.” The financial details of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but recent deals with comedians like Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle netted those comedians approximately $20 million per special. DeGeneres’ previous special, The Beginning, was broadcast on HBO in 2000, three years before her talk show premiered.

—Matt Wilstein