The Beginning:Live from the Beacon Theatre in New York, after seven years on TV and the big screen, Ellen DeGeneres is back on stage, live, outspoken, outrageous and out. Ellen on advice received from friends that ‘There's nothing to fear but fear itself.' “Hey, great. Now I'm scared of fear. Wasn't before. Thank you very much.” Ellen on her decision to get rid of the need for approval: “I'm on the patch right now - releases small doses of approval until I no longer need it.” Ellen on fashion: “You don't want some outfit that someone can have the exact same thing when you show up at a party. It's happened to me twice - and both times it was William Shatner.” It's Ellen DeGeneres, back to stand-up and at her most hilarious. From her secret for how to deal with forgetting people's names to the harsh realities of videotaping your sex life, this is Ellen DeGeneres talking funny and just being...Ellen. It's a night her fans - and anyone who loves comedy - will never forget.Here and Now:Ellen DeGeneres has done everything, from starring in hit sitcoms and movies, to writing bestselling books, to having her own new talk show. But she's never forgotten her roots as a stand -up comedian. Taped at New York City's Beacon Theatre before a live audience, Ellen DeGeneres: here and Now features the kind of humour that first made her a star, offering her offbeat insights into everyday life. Her feel good humour touches on something that everyone can identify with from the obligatory gay joke, procrastination, fashion, public cell phone use, airline etiquette, self-esteem, timesaving catastrophes, and more.