LIFE WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME:
STAND-UP COMEDY TOUR
ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL NORTH AMERICAN DATES
LOS ANGELES (August 14, 2019) – #1 New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Handler will continue her Life Will Be the Death of Me Stand-Up Comedy Tour with the addition of 10 North American dates this Fall including stops in Pittsburgh, Northfield, Grand Rapids, Vancouver, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City, and Toronto.
The tour comes on the heels of her recent return to stand-up following the success of her eponymous memoir that was released through Penguin Random House earlier this year, debuting at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Handler embarked on a sit-down comedy tour in support of the book and subsequently launched a limited series podcast through iHeartMedia. In addition to the North American dates, she also recently announced tour stops in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne Australia and Auckland, New Zealand. Pre-sale tickets are available tomorrow, Thursday, August 15th and general tickets will be available Friday, August 16th at LiveNation.com. See full itinerary below.
Life Will Be the Death of Me: Chelsea Handler’s Stand Up Comedy Tour Dates
November 1, 2019 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Byham Theater
November 2, 2019 Northfield, Ohio MGM Northfield Park—Center Stage
November 3, 2019 Grand Rapids, Michigan 20 Monroe Live
November 7, 2019 Vancouver, BC, Canada Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
November 15, 2019 Milwaukee, Wisconsin The Riverside Theater
November 16, 2019 Indianapolis, Indiana Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
November 21, 2019 Kansas City, Kansas Uptown Theater
November 22, 2019 Salt Lake City, Utah Kingsbury Hall
November 23, 2019 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma The Criterion
November 29, 2019 Toronto, ON, Canada Queen Elizabeth Theatre
In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in LA in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And then, Donald Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she’s had enough of the privileged bubble she’s lived in and that it’s time to make some changes, both in her personal life and the world at large. Where have I been all my life? Is the question that guides her as she embarks on a “Year of Self-Sufficiency.” She learns how to work the remote, pick up dog shit, find the toaster. She goes into therapy with an intellectually simpatico psychiatrist who makes her go deep and confront a childhood marked by love and loss. In the process, she discovers what matters most: family, friends, engaging with the world, and opening to love.
The brash candor and self-deprecating humor that fueled Chelsea’s previous bestselling essays collections and wildly successful TV shows is here in spades: there’s a shaman, some well-placed security cameras, an array of edibles, friends, assistants, siblings, and an overweight, emotionally withholding Chow Chow. (Chelsea knows in five years it will be politically incorrect to body shame dogs, so she’s doing it now.) But LIFE WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME also gives us a side of her we haven’t seen before: ugly-crying in front of her therapist (after he offers her an orange), finding her mojo as an activist, digging deep into the pain of her childhood, and finding a new way to use her voice.
What people are saying about LIFE WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME:
“You thought you knew Chelsea Handler -- and she thought she knew herself -- but in her new book, she discovers that true progress lies in the direction we haven't been.” —Gloria Steinem
“I always wondered what it would be like to watch Chelsea Handler in session with her therapist. Now I know.” —Ellen DeGeneres
“Brutally truthful… Handler introduces us to the family, struggles, and triumphs that have shaped her life. Her story is both personal and highly relatable, especially for anyone who has ever wondered why we’re on this earth and what we can do to change it for the better. This book is hilarious and heartbreaking; I could not put it down. Chelsea is the girlfriend you want to share your stories and the woman you want with you on the front lines.” – Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood, author of Make Trouble
“This is, of course, a rollercoaster ride, since it’s a Chelsea Handler book, but it’s a thoughtful rollercoaster ride including not only dog poop and hallucinogenics, but a tour-de-force loop-the-loop through formative trauma and questions of how to be a grownup and what it means to go deeper into your own life, and I’m sure I mentioned funny bits.” – Rebecca Solnit, author of Men Explain Things to Me
“No other writer could move from Robert Mueller to edibles to rescue dogs in a way that makes you laugh, cry, and ponder the meaning of life. Handler’s political awakening in the Trump Era serves as the hilariously insightful backdrop for this book in which she chronicles her own journey and our collective insanity with just the right mix of sincerity and snark.” –Jon Favreau, co-host of Pod Save America
“I love this book not just because it made me laugh or because I learned that I feel the same way about certain people in politics as Chelsea does. I love this book because I feel like I finally really got to know Chelsea after all these years.” – Tiffany Haddish
“This will be one of your favorite books of all time. Through her intensely vulnerable, honest, and hilarious reflection, Chelsea shows us more than just her insides. She shows us ourselves.” —Amy Schumer
“The Chelsea Handler I know is a take-no-prisoners activist for the causes she believes in. She brings the same fearlessness and commitment to telling her truth in this book. I’m hoping that one day, in exchange for this blurb, she will let me see the security camera footage of the dog fight in her bedroom.” —Trevor Noah
Chelsea Handler is a five-time New York Times bestselling author with titles including 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). In 2012, Time named her one of the most influential people in the world as part of its annual “Time 100.”
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