Ellen DeGeneres’ new stand-up special coming at the end of 2024

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After being largely silent since her show went off the air in 2022, Ellen DeGeneres is set to make a comeback as her new stand-up comedy special hits Netflix later this year.

Besides the next one Netflix specifically, DeGeneres will also embark on a summer stand-up tour starting June 19 in San Diego, California.

While DeGeneres’ Netflix special, her first on the streamer since 2018 Recognizabledoesn’t yet have an official title, the 66-year-old said in a statement that she would talk about “it,” meaning the allegations of on-set bullying that ultimately resulted in her cancellation and the change in her public perception.

“To answer the questions everyone asks me: Yes, I’m going to talk about it. Yes, this is my last special. Yes, Portia (de Rossi, her wife) is really that beautiful in real life,’ DeGeneres said in a statement.

In July 2020, ten former Ellen Toon Employees accused DeGeneres of creating a toxic work environment with instances of “racist microaggressions and abuse.”

DeGeneres was also accused of, among other things, firing an employee who set up a GoFundMe for medical expenses not covered by the show’s insurance because he was “one of the meanest people in the world” (according to comedian Kevin T. Porter ), which ended his career. employees for taking medical or bereavement leave, and replacing its crew with non-union workers (hidden workers) during the first days of 2020.

“On the first day of our show, I told everyone that during our first meeting The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness – no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect,” she said in a statement at the height of the allegations. “It is clear that something has changed, and I am disappointed to hear that this has not been the case. And for that I’m sorry. Anyone who knows me knows that this is the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show.

After the allegations against DeGeneres became public and the ensuing controversy gained momentum, The Ellen DeGeneres Show lost millions of viewers, which ultimately led to her announcing in May 2021 that the show would end in 2022.