Ellen DeGeneres Says She’s ‘Done’ With Fame After Netflix Special

Ellen DeGeneres is ready to call quits on her Hollywood fame. She made the statement during the Q&A portion of her show ‘Ellen’s Last Stand… Up’, which in itself is a final tour of her comedy stand-up. During the show, the 66-year-old actress, comedian, and entertainer told her audience that she was “done” with show business following the conclusion of her Netflix stand-up special.

During the show’s Q&A portion, a fan asked the question if she will appear on Broadway or in any future films. To which DeGeneres replied “Um, no. This is the last time you’re going to see me. After my Netflix special, I’m done” according to SF Gate.

Ellen DeGeneres was the host of the extremely popular television show The Ellen DeGeneres Show which lasted 19 seasons and featured many popular celebrity guests up until its cancellation in 2022. In the years following up to the cancellation, Ellen DeGeneres began facing accusations of fostering a toxic work environment. During her set, Ellen made comedic jabs over the situation, saying “Next time, I’ll be kicked out (of Hollywood) for being old, gay, and mean — the triple crown.” In fact, DeGeneres has been so vocal about the situation during her tour (which started in June) that she is making sure to discuss the issue at each stop, continuing to make jokes about being canceled for being mean.

In the fallout of the cancellation of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, many reports emerged that the toxicity was indicative of the network and the producers as a whole, suggesting a bigger problem in the industry rather than a single talk show host. Regardless, there were top producers who lost their jobs following the scandal, and Ellen herself apologized live on air.

Since the cancellation of her show, Ellen has been keeping busy by taking time off from acting, securing brand deals, and working on an upcoming documentary. She her and wife Portia de Rossi have also been active with animal welfare, donating money and volunteer work to help assist at-risk animals. Her current comedy tour, according to her, will be her final “Hollywood” appearance, preferring to live a quieter life.