Ellen DeGeneres’ A-list pals support her big comeback after ‘toxic’ claims ruined her career: Katy Perry, Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner roll up to LA stand-up gig two years after she was forced out of daytime television

The stars were out in force to show their support to Ellen DeGeneres as she made a return to the stage two years after the end of her popular daytime talk show. 

The 66-year-old comedian was showing off her stand-up skills at the intimate Los Angeles theater Largo at the Coronet when some of her famous friends, including Katy Perry and Khloé Kardashian, arrived to catch her new material.

The comedian was set to unload a new stand-up sett after claims that she allowed a 'toxic' workplace to fester on the set of The Ellen DeGeneres Show scuttled her prime spot on daytime television.

Katy Perry was dressed casually for the show in a tank top and a backward baseball cap, and she was joined by her fiancé Orlando Bloom, who tagged along behind her.

Khloé made the outing a family affair as usual and arrived with her mother Kris Jenner, with both women looking chic in all black.

Katy Perry was among the A-listers who arrived at LA's Largo at the Coronet to support their pal Ellen DeGeneres

Khloé Kardashian and Kris Jenner were also there to see Ellen's new stand-up sett

Katy Perry, Khloé Kardashian and Kris Jenner were among the A-listers who arrived at LA's Largo at the Coronet to support their pal Ellen DeGeneres as she delivered a new stand-up set

DeGeneres, 66, was showing off her stand-up skills at the theater two years after she was forced out of daytime television

Her wife Portia de Rossi arrived with Ellen to support her

DeGeneres, 66, was showing off her stand-up skills at the theater two years after she was forced out of daytime TV after she was accused of allowing a 'toxic' workplace on the set of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She was seen arriving with her wife Portia de Rossi; pictured in 2016 in Hollywood

Katy, 39, looked too cool for school in her casual look, which featured a busty gray graphic tank top with red trim.

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The top was unzipped down the front a bit to highlight her cleavage, and it appeared to tuck into her baggy olive-colored jeans, which left her hips exposed, emphasizing her svelte figure.

She stuck to the low-key vibe with black open-toe heels, and she wore a bright orange baseball cap turned backward over her long raven tresses. 

The California Gurls singer added some unusual punk energy to her ensemble by wearing silver hoop earrings with keys dangling from them, as if she had improvised with her own house keys. 

Orlando stepped back to allow Katie to exit the theater first, and she appeared to graciously greet some fans hoping to get memorabilia signed.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean star rocked a casual outfit to complement his fiancée's look.

He wore a gray UNICEF hoodie with a baggie pair of beige pants and brown-and-orange trainers.

The 47-year-old English actor stayed on theme with a black UNICEF baseball cap. 

Katy, who was joined by her fiancé Orlando Bloom, looked too cool for school in her casual look, which featured a busty gray graphic tank top with red trim

Katy, who was joined by her fiancé Orlando Bloom, looked too cool for school in her casual look, which featured a busty gray graphic tank top with red trim

The top was unzipped down the front a bit to highlight her cleavage, and it appeared to tuck into her baggy olive-colored jeans

 The top was unzipped down the front a bit to highlight her cleavage, and it appeared to tuck into her baggy olive-colored jeans

She stuck to the low-key vibe with black open-toe heels, and she wore a bright orange baseball cap turned backward over her long raven tresses

She stuck to the low-key vibe with black open-toe heels, and she wore a bright orange baseball cap turned backward over her long raven tresses

The California Gurls singer added some unusual punk energy to her ensemble by wearing silver hoop earrings with keys dangling from them, as if she had improvised with her own house keys

The California Gurls singer added some unusual punk energy to her ensemble by wearing silver hoop earrings with keys dangling from them, as if she had improvised with her own house keys

Orlando stepped back to allow Katie to exit the theater first, and she appeared to graciously greet some fans hoping to get memorabilia signed

Orlando stepped back to allow Katie to exit the theater first, and she appeared to graciously greet some fans hoping to get memorabilia signed

The Pirates Of The Caribbean star rocked a casual outfit to complement his fiancée's look

The Pirates Of The Caribbean star rocked a casual outfit to complement his fiancée's look

Katy and Orlando first began dating in 2016, before splitting in 2017. Their love drew them back together again in 2018, and they got engaged in February 2019

Although they don't seem to be in a hurry to tie the knot, they welcomed daughter named Daisy Dove in August of 2020

Katy and Orlando first began dating in 2016, before splitting in 2017. Their love drew them back together again in 2018, and they got engaged in February 2019. Although they don't seem to be in a hurry to tie the knot, they welcomed daughter named Daisy Dove in August of 2020

Ellen was in good spirits

Ellen was in good spirits

Katy and Orlando first began dating in 2016, but it was only the following year that they announced they had gone their separate ways. 

Their love drew them back together again a year later, and they subsequently got engaged in February of 2019. 

Although the lovebirds don't seem to be in any hurry to walk down the aisle again, that didn't stop them from welcoming their first child together, a daughter named Daisy Dove, in August of 2020.

Katy is friends with the Kardashian–Jenner clan, so it was fortuitous that Khloé Kardashian was on the list of famous attendees. 

She opted for a very different all-black look that put the spotlight on her athletic figure. 

Khloé got in some mother–daughter bonding time with her mom Kris Jenner, who arrived via a separate all-black car but wore a complementary all-black look of her own.

She put on a busty display in a sleek black top that appeared to be part of a leotard. Khloé sported lustrous copper-colored hair in thick waves that cascaded down her shoulders, covering up her straps.

The Kardashians star tucked her top into a stylish pair of black leather pants. 

Katy is friends with the Kardashian–Jenner clan, so it was fortuitous that Khloé Kardashian was on the list of famous attendees. She opted for a very different all-black look that put the spotlight on her athletic figure

Katy is friends with the Kardashian–Jenner clan, so it was fortuitous that Khloé Kardashian was on the list of famous attendees. She opted for a very different all-black look that put the spotlight on her athletic figure

Khloé got in some mother–daughter bonding time with her mom Kris Jenner, who arrived via a separate all-black car but wore a complementary all-black look of her own

Khloé got in some mother–daughter bonding time with her mom Kris Jenner, who arrived via a separate all-black car but wore a complementary all-black look of her own

She put on a busty display in a sleek black top that appeared to be part of a leotard

She put on a busty display in a sleek black top that appeared to be part of a leotard

Khloé sported lustrous copper-colored hair in thick waves that cascaded down her shoulders, covering up her straps

Khloé sported lustrous copper-colored hair in thick waves that cascaded down her shoulders, covering up her straps

The Kardashians star tucked her top into a stylish pair of black leather pants. The flared hems nearly covered up her black heels so that only the pointy tips poked out

The Kardashians star tucked her top into a stylish pair of black leather pants. The flared hems nearly covered up her black heels so that only the pointy tips poked out

Khloé's lovely hair framed her plump pout and her cool black-frame sunglasses, which she wore even after it was dark

Khloé's lovely hair framed her plump pout and her cool black-frame sunglasses, which she wore even after it was dark

The flared hems nearly covered up her black heels so that only the pointy tips poked out.

Khloé's lovely hair framed her plump pout and her cool black-frame sunglasses, which she wore even after it was dark. 

Her mother Kris looked as elegant as ever in a black jacket with metal buttons that she wore fastened. 

She paired the jacket with tuxedo-style pants with stripes running down the sides, and she dressed down a bit with a pair of chunky black boots. 

The iconic momager carried a black quilted handbag and wore a large set of black sunglasses that complemented her raven pixie cut.'

Kris and Khloé didn't appear to cross paths with Katy and Orlando as they exited Largo, but the Revenge body star did stop to sign autographs for adoring fans who waited outside for her appearance while Ellen was telling jokes inside.

Khloé had arrived at the venue via a large SUV, and Kris had been chauffeured there in her own black luxury SUV, which had been parked outside.

However, Kris' vehicle appeared to have been parked near the backstage door in a fire lane, and a traffic officer was seen giving her a ticket while she was inside watching the show.

Kris' daughter Kim Kardashian had also apparently come to the show and arrived separately, but she also appeared to park in a fire zone, and her luxury sedan had a ticket of its own. 

Ellen is getting back into stand-up comedy for a tour and what she claims will be her final comedy special two years on from a scandal that led to the end of her popular daytime talk show.

In April, she complained in an earlier stand-up show at Largo that becoming 'the most hated person in America' had turned her into a recluse.

Her mother Kris looked as elegant as ever in a black jacket with metal buttons that she wore fastened

Her mother Kris looked as elegant as ever in a black jacket with metal buttons that she wore fastened

She paired the jacket with tuxedo-style pants with stripes running down the sides, and she dressed down a bit with a pair of chunky black boots. The iconic momager carried a black quilted handbag and wore a large set of black sunglasses complementing her raven pixie cut

She paired the jacket with tuxedo-style pants with stripes running down the sides, and she dressed down a bit with a pair of chunky black boots. The iconic momager carried a black quilted handbag and wore a large set of black sunglasses complementing her raven pixie cut

Kris and Khloé didn't appear to cross paths with Katy and Orlando as they exited Largo, and the lovebirds were spotted in their car as they were driven away

Kris and Khloé didn't appear to cross paths with Katy and Orlando as they exited Largo, and the lovebirds were spotted in their car as they were driven away

Kris' vehicle appeared to have been parked near the backstage door in a fire lane, and a traffic officer was seen giving her a ticket while she was inside watching the show

Kris' vehicle appeared to have been parked near the backstage door in a fire lane, and a traffic officer was seen giving her a ticket while she was inside watching the show

Kris' daughter Kim Kardashian had also apparently come to the show and arrived separately, but she also appeared to park in a fire zone, and her luxury sedan had a ticket of its own

Kris' daughter Kim Kardashian had also apparently come to the show and arrived separately, but she also appeared to park in a fire zone, and her luxury sedan had a ticket of its own

The controversy swirled up in 2020, when DeGeneres was accused by former employees of The Ellen DeGeneres Show of fostering an environment that allowed executives to allegedly bully and sexually harass employees and make racist statements.

An investigation launched by WarnerMedia led the the firing of three executives, and Ellen claimed in a letter addressed to her staff that she had been completely unaware of all the incidents they had allegedly experienced. 

Despite her seemingly apologetic tone, DeGeneres later described the controversy as a 'coordinated misogynistic' attack, because she said she couldn't possibly have known what was going on with all of her employees, as the show had around 225 people working on it across multiple buildings.

She eventually said goodbye to her long-running series in 2022 after 19 seasons on the air. 

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