Chelsea Handler Announces Comedy Tour Behind ‘Uganda Be Kidding Me’
Comedian Chelsea Handler has just announced she’s about to embark on a national stand-up tour. The 31-date jaunt is set to kick off on March 4th in New York.
After that, the host of “Chelsea Lately” will head to a number of major cities (as well as a few less major ones) including Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, Denver and Detroit, among others, before wrapping up on May 25th in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The tour will be in support of Handler’s upcoming book “Uganda Be Kidding Me.” “I’ve decided to go on tour and support my new book, “Uganda Be Kidding Me”. I think we all know how much I love the sound of my own voice” said Handler in a press release.
The book itself is due to be released on March 4th i.e. the same day her tour kicks off in New York, and a press release promises Chelsea delivering “some of her favorite stories while also giving travelers her (not to be believed) guide to etiquette, hot spots, and answers to some of the most asked travel questions.”
Handler has a pretty impressive literary CV, with her first book, “My Horizontal Life: A Collection Of One Night Stands” (Bloomsbury Publishing), selling over a million copies in more than 20 countries. “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea” (Simon Spotlight), “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” (Grand Central Publishing), and her most recent “Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me” (Borderline Amazing/A Chelsea Handler Book) all debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Not bad, Handler, not bad.
The internet is expecting a high demand for the ‘Uganda Be Kidding Me’ tour, if any of her previous tours are anything to go by. In 2010, Handler embarked on her ‘Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang’ comedy tour, which ended up so popular that it had to be extended three times, drawing more than 250,000 fans in 44 markets and grossing more than $16 million. In 2011, she brought along her friends and regulars from “Chelsea Lately” on her ‘Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me’ comedy tour, which sold out in the top 20 US markets.
In short, Chelsea Handler is a massive overachiever.