‘Ellen’ Show Audience Member Says She Was Warned to Not Be Funnier Than Ellen

August 18, 2020

An audience member on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is speaking about how she said she was treated backstage by producers after appearing on a segment called "Make It Rain," in which guests are drenched after answering trivia questions. Dana Dimatteo said she was thrilled to be picked out of the audience, but was left wet and shivering by producers. She said she was shocked what producers told her before the segment, "you can't be smarter or funnier than Ellen. She's the comedian — not you.”

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