Ellen’s interview with Sean Hayes turned into a shade battle royale & only one was left standing

These two should take their act on the road, host a winter variety show or at the very least pop into The Comedy Store some random Thursday and blow everyone’s minds.

Which is to say, Ellen and Sean Hayes have the stuff, baby! These two crazy kids are going places.

They’re both known for being quick-witted goofs, so watching them slip in backhanded compliments as they chitchat is a bit like watching comedy tennis.

Related: Gus Kenworthy shows Ellen his battle wounds, but nobody’s looking at the bruise

“You’ve been on the air for 15 years,” Hayes says.

“On this particular show yes,” Ellen replies. “I’ve also done other things in the past.”

“So, Will & Grace, how long now?”

“Longer than 15,” says Hayes.

Related: Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet open up to Ellen about making out

“How long was it the first time around before y’all got canceled?”, fires back Ellen.

“I think it was longer than your sitcom,” replied Hayes.

Then Ellen delivered the game point: “Yeah, that’s right. I had to come out first for y’all to do that sitcom.”

Watch what Ellen dubs the “Battle of the Gays” below:

Later, Ellen gave Hayes a bday gift: