Two weeks before the final episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show, comedian Jerrod Carmichael appeared on the program to talk about his latest special Rothaniel, in which he came out as gay, and the response he’s received since.

At-home viewers also saw Carmichael thank Ellen for coming out when she did, explaining how her courage directly impacted him.Ellen’s studio audience also witnessed one joke that never made it to air.

In a recent interview on Showtime’s Desus & Mero, Carmichael revealed the joke — well, the punchline at least — that was apparently too much for the daytime NBC crowd.