Ellen De Generis: Stand-up Comedy’s Queen

Ellen Lee DeGeneris was born on January 26, 1958, in Metaire, Louisiana. She is of French, Irish, English and German descent. Known for her trademark blue sneakers, she was voted the “Funniest Person in America” in 1982 and the “Best Female Stand-up” in 1991. For a woman who sold vacuum cleaners before she was discovered, Ellen has come a very long way in the world of comedy and has garnered much respect from both the public and her peers in the industry. She was the very first stand-up guest to be called to the “hot seat” on her first appearance … Continue reading