In her fourth variety special for TBS, and second filmed from the Just For Laughs Chicago comedy festival, Ellen DeGeneres welcomes back Nick Cannon as her DJ, and also showcases the quick-change artists seen previously on America's Got Talent, acrobats, a magician, a heartfelt audience Q&A that — since today marked Gay Pride Parades around the country — seems more than fitting for DeGeneres, and a guest stand-up performance by Chicago native John Mulaney.

The Mulaney clip isn't online yet — Ellen's Somewhat Special Special debuts at 9 p.m. Eastern tonight on TBS — but includes his observations on how old crimes could easily become Cold Case Files, and a rephrasing of his routine on what he'd do with the big budgets for blockbuster movies.

Here, though, is a sneak peek at Ellen's opening monologue, with observations about Chicago, names, and and an appearance by the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks.