Ellen DeGeneres' breakthrough phone call to God skit inspired by dead ex

Ellen DeGeneres' breakthrough phone call to God skit inspired by dead ex

Ellen DeGeneres' breakthrough phone call to God skit inspired by dead ex

The host of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" sat down with Shepard on his "Armchair Expert" podcast on Tuesday, telling the host about her struggles as a young adult.

The 60-year-old explained to Dax Shepard how the tragic death of her girlfriend when she was 20 spurred her on and eventually led her into stand up comedy.

The TV host explained that at the time she wasn't doing comedy.

The Finding Dory star was a struggling waitress in her early 20s when her girlfriend was killed in a auto crash, and in the desperate weeks and months that followed Ellen came up with one of her most famous skits.

"[After her death] I couldn't afford to live where we were living together and so I moved into this tiny little basement apartment in New Orleans. I thought, 'Why is this handsome, 21-year-old girl gone and fleas are here?"'

"It was during this time that she thought, "'Why is this attractive, 21-year-old girl just gone and fleas are here?'" DeGeneres recalled to Shepard. "I was living with her when she was killed".

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"And I just thought it would be wonderful if we could pick up the phone and call up God and ask questions and actually get an answer".

"I just thought it would be incredible if we could just pick up the phone and call up God and ask questions and get an answer..."

And that prediction came true: In November 1996, a comedian by the name of Ellen DeGeneres became the first woman be invited to sit down on Carson's couch after a stand-up routine.

The ex was killed later that night as she drove home alone.

She and her girlfriend had had a big fight, she said, and she had refused to go home from a music concert they were at with her. It shifted my entire focus'.

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