The standup star is one of the headliners for TBS' Just for Laughs festival.
"I love what TBS does, every year I get to come back to Chicago and do this," Ellen says, "It's a lot of fun."
From talk show host to American Idol judge Ellen has a lot on her plate. She claims to have several look-a-likes to help her get it all done.
"I'm not as pretty as that girl on CoverGirl," Ellen said. "I wish I was that pretty, [but] no that's not me."
All jokes aside, it's the real Ellen fronting the variety show, complete with a magician, an acrobatic troupe and performers from a popular web video.
And there was a visit by a certain local hockey team and a trophy they recently won.
Earlier this week, Ellen crashed an NBC Chicago newscast with a fun filled weather report.
"You don't know what a low front feels like," Ellen jokes, "until you're right there with a low front coming up right to your high front."
Just For Laughs will be in Chicago through Saturday night. Ellen's special will begin airing on TBS on Sunday, June 27.