2. She Drove By Her Ex’s Car Crash
When Ellen was in her 20s, she dated poet Kat Perkoff, who was also the owner of a lesbian bar in New Orleans. The relationship helped Ellen come up with new comedic fodder, yet Kat ended up cheating on her. Ellen then left the relationship with the intention of getting back together after Kat learned not to cheat. Unfortunately, Kat got into a car accident, which Ellen herself drove past, not knowing it was Kat. The two had been living together, so Ellen was left with a half-empty apartment and heart. This is when she began really questioning God and her beliefs. This sparked a “Phone call to God” comedic act.