Chelsea Handler currently has a high rated television show on E! Entertainment called Chelsea Lately. She covers all sorts of topics on the show between joking and chatting with celebrity guest stars. Some of her big topics are femininity, pop culture, celebrity culture, and dating. Fans of Chelsea Lately know that the show can get just a little dirty here and there.
The tour is in promotion of her new book, Uganda Be Kidding Me. It chronicles Handler’s exploits in the African jungles of Uganda. The book is a collection of short stories of an autobiographical nature. The show should not be received as strictly a comedy. Chelsea Handler coves quite a few topics with surprising seriousness. This could be a bit alarming for fans hoping for something straight comedic, though she adds in a lot of charm and wit into even the most serious of topics, such as: African starvation, awkward sex, and the dissolution of the American family.
This is Handler’s first major stand-up tour.
What should I expect at the show?
Handler likes to add some other intriguing elements to her show that go outside the conventions of traditional standup. Her show encompasses five main aspects:
• Biography (photos from personal life)
• Book Reading
• Political Insight
Handler shares photos from her personal life, as she narrates what was happening at the time. The photos are not necessarily random, for they fit the overall theme of what she is doing and many photos come from her trip to Uganda. She performs a little stand-up mixed with political jabs, which is par for the course on her late night show.
Considering this a book/stand-up tour, Handler spends a small portion of the set reading a hand selected passage from the book. This will usually lead into some stand-up.
How long is a Chelsea Handler concert?
Chelsea Handler performs a rather strict 60 minute set, which is by no means outside the norm for a comedian. She also begins the show with a book signing that is usually scheduled for an additional hour. Fans should arrive early if they expect to get their book signed, because reports suggest that the hour rule is strict and not all fans will get to the meet and greet.
Is Chelsea Handler playing a character?
Some comedians have this air about them where you just know that they are exaggerating their persona for the sake of the cameras. But comedians can do this often because they are only really under the spotlight for that hour or two each evening. Chelsea Handler is a bit different in that she is almost certainly quite herself on stage. She also has the weekday talk show, and faking a personality like that for so many hours a week is quite impossible (Stephen Colbert being the only exception).
Handler comes across as very sincere and genuine in her stand-up routine, and fans are attracted to that. No matter her topic, being a mom, dating older men, it seems to be coming from her and her alone; not the collective conscious of the public or some sort of exaggerated persona.
She also mixes her actual stand-up routine with other bits that show how intimate and personal she can be. Photo collages of friends and embarrassing moments in her life help bridge that disconnect between celebrity and fan. It is an excursion in humbleness, and every fan gets to see Handler open and vulnerable.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Chelsea Handler’s tour?
Chelsea Handler tickets are going very fast thanks to the huge publicity she has gathered from her show and this being her first major solo comedy tour ever. Ticket Crusader specializes in providing presale passwords for very high profile events, and a few are currently available for the 2014 Handler Uganda Be Kidding Me tour.
You may also have some luck nabbing a password from Presale Password Info. You will need an account with the service to gain the password, as well as an account with TicketMaster for the actual purchase.
Lastly, American Express provides presale options through their presale service. Buyers need an American Express card as well as an account with TicketMaster for purchase.
Who is Chelsea Handler’s publicist and media contact?
Handler works closely with Borderling Amazing Productions. A recent report has come out that details media giant Irving Azoff as Handler’s direct manager for CBS Entertainment and publicity.
Handler is intimately linked with E! Entertainment. You may have a lot more luck contacting Kate Moeckel. She is the publicity manager at E!, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The queen of distain took the stage and held forth on her freeloading sister, children with “a touch of the Downs,” her randy dad, and the etiquette of making faces during sex. What’s a woman to do, asked Handler, when bushiness comes back in style after you’ve had your pubic hairs permanently removed? You have to appreciate Handler’s self-deprecating humor, pride in a woman’s love of sex, and the empowerment of honestly owning up to yourself.” – Amy martin of the Theater Jones
“Chelsea Handler didn’t waste any time setting the tone at the Citi Wang Theatre Friday night. After mentioning that she had seen an apparently battered woman at a book signing in Boston earlier in the day, she launched into what seemed to be a serious message directed at victims of domestic violence. But of course it wasn’t. “Could it have been your fault?” she asked. “Maybe you gained some weight.” – Kate Johnston of the Boston Globe
“Her shtick remains intact: an unapologetic stream of calculated outrageousness, including casual near-racism, abuse heaped on friends and family, overindulgence in various intoxicating substances, sexual frankness and scatological misadventure.” – Kirkus Reviews
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