Chelsea Handler is back! This spring, the comedian will release her first book in five years – a memoir – and head out on an unconventional “sit-down” comedy tour in support.
Handler’s first memoir Life Will Be the Death of Me is due out April 9. Two days later, she’ll embark on a brand new comedy tour in support. The trek will begin in Boston and travel cross-country to an additional 15 cities before wrapping June 1 in San Francisco. Among the itinerary are stops in Houston, Chicago, New York, Miami and Los Angeles.
Unlike her typical stand-up routines, Handler’s latest comedy venture will be a “sit-down” tour. Promoter Live Nation revealed in a statement that the tour will “feature Chelsea in conversation, discussing stories from the new book and more.” As for the memoir itself, readers can expect Handler’s signature self-deprecating and irreverent tone to come through as she writes of her life from childhood through today.
The former host’s view on modern politics is of particular focus in portions of the book, given that she spent the last year and a half dedicated to social and political activism. In October 2017, Handler announced plans to walk away from her eponymous Netflix talk show for the cause. “My goal is to be better informed, raise my voice and participate in a more meaningful way. I want to travel the country and visit areas and people I don’t know enough about, speak at colleges and listen to students, and gain a better understanding of our political divide,” she said in a statement.
While teasing her new memoir, Handler also shared that she has a new documentary dropping soon. Details about that project remain unknown. However, it will likely be available on Netflix as part of Handler’s ongoing partnership with the streaming giant.
I have a new book and a new documentary coming out this year. I took the time to focus on the things in this world I can do something about and I’m excited to announce both soon.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) February 4, 2019
Life Will Be the Death of Me is Chelsea Handler’s sixth book. She previously released New York Times bestsellers My Horizontal Life (2005), Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea (2008), Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang (2010), Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me (2011) and Uganda Be Kidding Me (2014).
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Chelsea Handler – Life Will Be the Death of Me Sit-Down Comedy Tour Dates
Apr. 11 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Apr. 12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Apr. 13 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
Apr. 18 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre
Apr. 19 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Apr. 20 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Apr. 25 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre
Apr. 26 – Chicago, IL – Athenaeum Theatre
Apr. 27 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
May 3 – New York, NY – Town Hall Theatre
May 4 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theater
May 16 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
May 17 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
May 18 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
May 30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
June 1 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium