The Funny Thing Is: An Evening with Ellen DeGeneres
Think "television funnywoman" and it's likely one woman will come to mind: the inimitable Ellen DeGeneres. A beloved TV icon and entertainment pioneer, DeGeneres's distinctive comedic voice has resonated with audiences from her first stand-up comedy appearances to her current work as the host of the Emmy-winning Ellen DeGeneres Show.
It was DeGeneres's work in the hit show Ellen that cemented her place as a pioneer in the world of television. The sitcom's critically acclaimed "The Puppy Episode" marked DeGeneres's character's coming out as a lesbian to a record 46 million viewers, effectively changing television history. Since then, DeGeneres has appeared in numerous films (including as the voice of "Dory" in the Pixar hit Finding Nemo); become a New York Times best-selling author with her books The Funny Thing Is... and Seriously... I'm Kidding; enjoyed a judging stint on American Idol; and hosted the Oscars, Emmys, and Grammys. Most recently, she can be seen as a spokesperson for Cover Girl Cosmetics.
In her enlightening, hilarious presentations, DeGeneres shares the personal stories and insights she has gleaned from her years as an actress, television personality, and comedian. Audiences will walk away delighted and inspired by her pioneering rise to success.
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