DeGeneres talks about the work that goes in to her talk show Ellen:
It’s a lot of work to put a brand-new monologue and a brand-new show on the air and find comedy every single day. It’s challenging and it’s the hardest thing I have ever done, but it’s the best-suited thing for me. The more relaxed I get and the more confident I feel, the more I get to play and be myself and say whatever I feel like saying and not worry about whether I’m being a good interviewer. Although sometimes, I admit, you’re talking to people and you’re like, Oh please, have something to say! But in general I’m just more and more confident that if I’m myself, people are going to enjoy it more.