Ellen quits stand-up

It's too much like hard work

American comic Ellen Degeneres has given up touring.

She says it takes too much time to write and rehearse a full-length stand-up show ­ and she prefers to focus on her new TV talk show.

"My last tour really was my last tour," said the 46-year-old former sitcom star.

"I didn't make an announcement like Cher did, but it was my last tour. That Here and Now DVD that's out is my last HBO special and last tour."

To buy Here And Now on Region 1 DVD

Published: 30 Apr 2004

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