After taking a 15 year-break from standup comedy, Ellen DeGeneres is back in the first trailer for her new Netflix special, “Relatable.”
Filmed at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, DeGeneres’ return from over a decade-long hiatus and first go at a standup event for the streamer includes anecdotes about the cancellation of her sitcom “Ellen” in 1998 after revealing she was a lesbian.
“I lost my sitcom when I came out and it took three years for me to get back on television,” DeGeneres says in the almost two-minute trailer. “There was this one station manager that said, ‘No one is gonna watch a lesbian during the day.’ And I said, ‘Well, they weren’t watching me at night, what time of day is good for a lesbian?'”
As the comedy special’s logline promises, the “Ellen Show” host “won’t be using her daytime voice.” And that includes the bits she starts off with in the trailer, like proclaiming she can’t even honk at people anymore because she’s perceived as too kind. Oh, she also hates your emotional support animals.
Watch the trailer above.
“Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable” launches Dec. 18 on Netflix.