Ellen DeGeneres to address talk show scandal on final comedy special for Netflix

Ellen DeGeneres is having the final say on her TV scandal and being dropped from TV.



Ellen DeGeneres will address her talk show scandal on her final comedy special for Netflix.

After her first special, 'Relatable', aired in 2018, the funnywoman is returning to the streaming giant when her 'Ellen’s Last Stand…Up Tour' hits screens this summer.

And the 66-year-old star has vowed to speak out on the end of her long-running programme, 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', which ran for a decade from 2003 until 2022, but was marred by accusations of toxic behaviour by several executives in 2020, who were subsequently let go.

She said in a statement: "To answer the questions everyone is asking me- Yes, I'm going to talk about it.

"Yes this is my last special. Yes, Portia really is that pretty in real life."

Netflix's Vice President of Stand-up and Comedy Formats, Robbie Praw, added: "There is nobody quite like Ellen. She is a true legend and pioneer in so many ways. We can't wait to bring fans another one of her hilarious comedy specials later this year."

Whilst seemingly testing out some of her new material at Largo at the Coronet Theater in West Hollywood, last month, Ellen admitted it was "so hurtful" the way the show met its end.

She quipped: “Oh yeah, I got kicked out of show business."

Ellen continued: “There’s no mean people in show business. … I became this one-dimensional character who gave stuff away and danced up steps. Do you know how hard it is to dance up steps? Would a mean person dance up steps? Had I ended my show by saying, ‘Go f*** yourself,’ people would’ve been pleasantly surprised.”

She went on to recall her 90s' sitcom 'Ellen' being cancelled after she came out as gay, and how the knockbacks have impacted her "ego and my self-esteem".

Ellen said: “For those of you keeping score, this is the second time I’ve been kicked out of show business. …Eventually they’re going to kick me out for a third time because I’m mean, old and gay.

“It’s been such a toll on my ego and my self-esteem. There’s such extremes in this business, people either love you and idolise you or they hate you, and those people somehow are louder.”