June 05, 2009 09:20:23 GMT
When Ellen DeGeneres heads down to Chicago this mid-June, she will be assisted in a celebration by Kanye West, David Blaine and Nick Cannon.
Ellen DeGeneres' variety show "Ellen's Bigger, Longer & Wider Show" is slated to air on TBS on Saturday, June 27 with an impressive line-up of guest stars. Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West, magician and endurance artist David Blaine and multi-talented comedian Nick Cannon will individually be featured in segments.
Kanye, according to the press release, will be the centerpiece of the show, while David will take Ellen to the street of Chicago as he shows off his trademark street magic skills. Nick, in the mean time, will provide the DJ entertainment. More performers will be announced on later dates.
"I'm so excited to be going to Chicago for my variety show," said Ellen. "We've got amazing acts, plus I've never seen the Liberty Bell up close."
"Bigger, Longer & Wider" is Ellen's third variety special for TBS which is launching "TBS Presents a 'Very Funny' Festival: Just for Laughs". It will be pre-taped on Wednesday, June 17 at Chicago Theater, featuring comedy, music, magic, dancing and unique specialty acts.
Additionally, Ellen will head to Wrigley Field, where Chicago's cross-town rivals, the Cubs and the White Sox, will face off against each other Tuesday, June 16. She is scheduled to lead fans in singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch.