WMAQ-TV Chicago newscast invaded by Ellen DeGeneres


In town for the “TBS Presents a ‘Very Funny’ Festival: Just for Laughs,” Ellen DeGeneres surprised local newscasters at NBC O&O WMAQ-TV with a visit to the station and a live appearance on the evening news.  She spent time behind the news desk and gave her own unique weather report, giving new meaning to the term “low pressure.”

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DeGeneres will tape her fourth variety show for TBS, “Ellen’s Somewhat Special Special,” on Wednesday, June 16th, at the Chicago Theatre. The special will air on TBS on Sunday, June 27th (9:00 pm ET).
TBS Presents a “Very Funny” Festival: Just for Laughs officially returned to Chicago for five nights at 17 venues with more than 100 comedians.  The star-studded event began Tuesday, June 15th and runs through Saturday, June 19th.  Also taping for TBS, Cedric The Entertainer will host “Cedric The Entertainer’s Urban Circus,” and Andy Richter and Reggie Watts will be among the talents as “Team Coco presents Conan’s Writers Live hosted by Andy Richter.”