Chelsea Handler announces new book, ‘sit-down’ comedy tour

Chelsea Handler announced that she is coming out with her fifth book—her first in five years—and a tour to go with it. Life Will Be the Death of Me comes out April 9. While her other books, such as Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea and My Horizontal Life, have been collections of personal essays, this is the first memoir by the comedian.

In conjunction with the book, Handler will go on a 17-city tour produced by Live Nation called Life Will Be the Death of Me: Chelsea Handler’s Sit-Down Comedy Tour. However, the event series will be more of a book tour than a stand-up tour. According to a press release, fans can expect “Chelsea in conversation, discussing stories from the new book and more.” The first show will be in Boston on April 11 and the tour concludes on June 1 in San Francisco.

Every one of Handler’s past five books has made the New York Times Best Sellers List. Life Will Be the Death of Me promises to be her most disarmingly honest book to date. In the wake of the presidential election, she felt the need for changes in her personal life. At the time, she decided to make 2016 her “Year of Self-Sufficiency” to live less in a privileged bubble. The memoir covers that time period with simple stories of learning to work a remote control and hard experiences like going to therapy to confront childhood traumas.

Celebrities praise Chelsea Handler memoir

The book has already gotten rave reviews from Handler’s celebrity friends and colleagues. Tiffany Haddish said, “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.”

Amy Schumer noted, “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.”

Even feminist activist (and former guest on Netflix’s Chelsea) Gloria Steinem weighed in on the book saying, “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.”

Tickets go on sale for Life Will Be the Death of Me: Chelsea Handler’s Sit-Down Comedy Tour on February 8 at 10:00 a.m. local time at Each ticket comes with a copy of the new book!

Life Will Be the Death of Me: Chelsea Handler’s Sit-Down Comedy Tour

April 11 – The Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA

April 12 – The Met Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA

April 13 – Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.

April 18 – The Majestic Theatre in Dallas, TX

April 19 – ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX

April 20 – Revention Music Center in Houston, TX

April 25 – The Orpheum Theatre in Madison, WI

April 26 – Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago, IL

April 27 – The Fillmore in Detroit, MI

May 3 – The Town Hall in New York City

May 4 – Paramount Theater in Denver, CO

May 16 – Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL

May 17 – The Fillmore in Miami, FL

May 18 – Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC

May 30 – The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA

May 31 – Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, AZ

June 1 – SF Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA

Rosa Escandon

I am a stand up comic and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. When I'm not on stage, I am Comedy Editor for The Tusk, sit on the board of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, and writing my next project. I am passionate about writing about feminism and comedy as well as how women, LBGTQ people, and minorities are changing the face of comedy and entertainment. You may have seen me on Buzzfeed Video, Seriously.TV, aplus, or maybe just on twitter.

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