Ellen fans rejoice! The longtime daytime TV host is about to embark on a stand-up tour in 15 years.
DeGeneres announced her endeavor via social media sharing the tour dates on Instagram, writing, “I’m doing my first stand-up shows in 15 years. I’m coming to #Seattle, #SanFrancisco and #SanDiego. Come see me.”
The 60-year-old comedian will be hitting the road later this year, launching her tour in August with fans having eight chances to see her performing live behind the mic.
During her two stops at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, DeGeneres will be taping her upcoming Netflix special, announced back in May. Back then she said in a release via the streaming giant: “It has been 15 years since I did a stand-up special. 15 years. And I’m writing it now, I can’t wait. I’ll keep you posted when and where I’m gonna shoot my Netflix special. I’m excited to do it; I’m excited for you to see it.”
An Evening With Ellen DeGeneres will mark the comic’s first TV comedy special since she filmed 2003’s Emmy-nominated Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now for HBO.
Check out below the full list of tour dates:
August 10 – San Diego, CA / Balboa Theatre
August 11 – San Diego, CA / Balboa Theatre
August 12 – San Diego, CA / Balboa Theatre
August 15 – San Francisco, CA / Davies Symphony Hall
August 16 – San Francisco, CA / Davies Symphony Hall
August 17 – San Francisco, CA / Davies Symphony Hall
August 22 – Seattle, WA / Benaroya Hall
August 23 – Seattle, WA / Benaroya Hall