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Ellen: no more stand-up

Ellen: no more stand-up

Ellen DeGeneres swears she's not going on tour again, even though her fans may want her to. "My last tour really was my last tour. I didn't make an announcement like Cher did, but it was my last tour. I won't be doing stand-up anymore," she told AP Radio recently in Burbank, Calif. Her final 35-city tour, called Here and Now, was taped for an HBO special last year, which is currently available on DVD. DeGeneres said it takes too much effort to rehearse and write stand-up material and that she prefers to focus on her syndicated talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She said she does a little stand-up every day on her talk show, which was nominated for 12 Daytime Emmy awards. DeGeneres is still planning to travel, however. Next month she is heading to Omaha to hang out with a baby gorilla for her show, a "dream come true" for her. "Our family got National Geographic, and I used to read about Dian Fossey, and I thought it was an amazing thing to go to Africa and take care of gorillas and help with securing their safety," she said. "And then I realized I don't like mosquitoes biting me in the backyard, so probably Africa wouldn't be fun."

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