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Ellen DeGeneres Reveals Plans to Retire from Stand-Up Comedy After Netflix Special



Ellen Degeneres Reveals Plans To Retire From Stand Up Comedy After Netflix Special

Renowned comedian Ellen DeGeneres surprised fans during her ‘Ellen’s Last Stand…Up’ tour by announcing her retirement from stand-up comedy after her upcoming Netflix special.

The revelation came during a show at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, where DeGeneres candidly engaged with her audience, stating that this tour would mark her final performances before bidding farewell to the comedy stage.

DeGeneres, known for her iconic voice role as Dory in Pixar‘s beloved films ‘Finding Nemo‘ and ‘Finding Dory,’ expressed her intention to step away from comedy entirely following the Netflix special.

The decision to retire from stand-up comes amidst the conclusion of DeGeneres’ nearly 20-year stint hosting ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ which ended amid controversies surrounding allegations of misconduct and a toxic work environment.

During her tour, DeGeneres has been addressing the challenges she faced, including accusations of racism, sexual misconduct, and intimidation behind the scenes of her talk show.

One particular incident involved crew members’ frustrations over compensation issues during the Covid pandemic, leading to a series of reports that ultimately influenced the end of DeGeneres’ long-running show.

Despite the setbacks, DeGeneres remains unapologetically herself on stage, intertwining humor with moments of reflection on her career and the public scrutiny she has faced.

In one show, she humorously mentioned adding chickens to her life while also acknowledging being ‘kicked out of show business for being mean,’ a nod to the criticisms she has weathered.

The 66-year-old entertainer emphasized that while she can be demanding and tough, she rejects the label of being mean and reminded fans that she is a multifaceted individual beyond the public perception.

DeGeneres’ decision to retire from stand-up comedy after her Netflix special signals a new chapter in her illustrious career, leaving behind a legacy of laughter and entertainment that has resonated with audiences worldwide.

Rachel Adams

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