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Ellen DeGeneres announces dates for her ‘final’ stand-up comedy tour

Ellen DeGeneres announces final stand-up tour, marking the end of an era
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Ellen DeGeneres, the renowned comedian and former television host, has announced the dates for what is being called her “final stand-up tour.” The tour, titled Ellen’s Last Stand … Up, will begin on June 19 in San Diego, California, and conclude on Aug. 17 in Minneapolis. DeGeneres has described this series of 27 shows as the last opportunity for fans to see her perform stand-up comedy, marking her final curtain call.

Comedian’s farewell to stand-up

In an Instagram post, DeGeneres shared her excitement and the official tour dates, urging fans to secure their tickets early. The tour’s presale starts with the code CHICKEN; tickets are available through her official website.

Netflix special and scandal reflection

DeGeneres’ upcoming Netflix special will be recorded during the last two days of the tour. She has hinted that she will address the questions many have been asking, including the scandal that significantly impacted her talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” DeGeneres has promised to talk about the controversy in her last special, acknowledging the curiosity surrounding her decision to end her long-running series.

The end of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

The talk show began in September 2003 and ran for 19 seasons before its conclusion in May 2022. Allegations of a toxic workplace environment surfaced in 2020, leading to a WarnerMedia investigation and the eventual firing of three executives. DeGeneres apologized, expressing disappointment that the safe space she aimed to create did not materialize as intended.

End of an era

As DeGeneres prepares to take her final bow in the world of stand-up comedy, fans and critics alike are reflecting on her impact and the controversies surrounding her in recent years. With her farewell tour and Netflix special on the horizon, the end of an era approaches, leaving many to ponder the legacy she will leave behind.

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