The Office

Ellen DeGeneres Receives Top Honor

Ellen DeGeneres proved that she’s more than just a face on TV…She’s a trailblazer in the field of comedy, receiving the nation’s top humor prize in Washington DC.

We took these shots of Ellen and her wife Portia de Rossi while at the event, which included celebrities funnyman Jimmy Kimmel, The Office star John Krasinksi, and fan favorite Jane Lynch…who remarked that she couldn’t have the career she has, or lived as openly as she’s lived had it not been for Ellen.

On the red carpet, DeGeneres noted that she didn’t see herself as a trailblazer, but rather someone who just wanted to make people laugh.