Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres returns to stand-up comedy

Junie Sihlangu
Jun 15, 2018
11:09 A.M.

The television host Ellen DeGeneres will be going on a stand-up comedy tour for the first time in 15 years. Her last one was in 2003.


The star took to Instagram on Thursday to announce the news. Her first tour date will be in August and she’ll be doing 8 shows.

Ellen DeGeneres, 60, will be returning to her stand-up comedy roots this year. Her last special was Here and Now on HBO.

The star’s first show will be on August 10. For her tour, she will be visiting San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.


During her two stops at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, the multi-talented performer will film her debut Netflix special. The premiere will be later this year.

‘I’m doing my first stand-up shows in 15 years. Come see me.’

Ellen DeGeneres, Instagram, June 14, 2018

DeGeneres’ Netflix special was first announced in May last year. On her show, the star shared that “It has been 15 years since I did a stand-up special. Fifteen years. And I’m writing it now, I can’t wait.”


She told her viewers that she would keep them posted and when and where her Netflix special would be shot. DeGeneres shared that she was excited to be doing it and also excited for her fans to see it.


“And now, each one of you, you get to Netflix & chill with me. How about that?” she joked. In March, her wife Portia de Rossi, 45, shared a photo of the comedian writing her jokes.

The image was taken during their vacation to French Polynesia. De Rossi captioned the Instagram image by letting her followers know that the host was working on her Netflix special in the most peaceful place in the world.

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