Ellen DeGeneres will cap a three-city, eight-night stand-up tour in August – her first in 15 years – with Seattle performances to be filmed for her first-ever Netflix comedy special to air later this year.
Presented by Live Nation, the string of stand-up shows launches August 10 at San Diego’s Balboa Theatre, moves to San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall on August 15 and concludes August 23 at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. (See the complete schedule below).
Long before her primetime Ellen sitcom or her hugely successful syndicated daytime talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, DeGeneres began her career as a comedy club emcee in her hometown of New Orleans. Her 2001 and 2003 HBO stand-up specials earned multiple Emmy nominations, and last year she announced she’d return to the stand-up stage for a new special, joining other comedy superstars Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld at Netflix.
DeGeneres’ tour dates are:
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
The Seattle dates will be filmed for the Netflix special, to air later this year. Tickets for tour are being sold via Ticketmaster’s verified fan service starting today.