‘The Last Time You See Me’: Ellen DeGeneres ‘Disappears’ After Netflix Special

Ellen DeGeneres is saying goodbye to a decades-long comedy career, closing a mixed legacy as a trailblazing queer pioneer and bad boss.

“This is the last time you’ll see me. After my Netflix special, I’m done,” she said during a stand-up show in San Francisco in July, according to SFGate.

The announcement of her retirement came after fans wondered if they could expect to see her in films or on stage anytime soon. The comedian doubled down on her bets when asked if she would reprise her role as Dory in Pixar’s “Finding Nemo.”

“No, I’m just going to say hello, remember?” said the 33-time Daytime Emmy winner.

DeGeneres, currently on a national tour titled “Ellen’s Last Stand… Up,” has kept a low profile for the past two years.

The comedian — whose coming out on her ’90s sitcom sparked a cultural shift in acceptance of LGBTQ+ people in America — has developed a controversial reputation after leaving her two-decade talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

In the recent stand-up show, the comedian did not shy away from the accusations that contributed to the show’s demise, including that she created a hostile, racist and sexist work environment. She told the audience that she was “thrown out of show business for being mean.”

“Next time I’ll be thrown out because I’m old. Old, gay and mean: the triple crown,” she joked. “I’m a lot of things, but I’m not mean.”

DeGeneres, 66, will release the special on Netflix later this year, according to an Instagram post.

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