Ellen Degeneres represents the comic's triumphant return to stand-up after the cancellation of her controversial sit-com. It is a tighter set than one might expect, given the besottedness of the audience to which she is playing, and whenever she drifts into hippy-dippy New Age pieties it can be guaranteed that they will be subverted within seconds. The principal reference to her coming-out and the furore it created is an opening section in which she declines to talk about it and instead offers a hysterically funny interpretative dance version.
Seriously... I'm Kidding DeGeneres is a beloved stand-up comedian, television host, bestselling author, and actress. She hosts the syndicated talk show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," and was also a judge on "American Idol" in its ninth season in 2009. These are anecdotes and stories from her life.