If you don’t know Chelsea Handler from her late-night talk show, Chelsea Lately, on the E! Network, her Netflix documentary series Chelsea Does, or her five New York Times best-selling books, you probably know her from her reputation as a curt yet hilariously honest speaker.
Or maybe you follow her politically-charged Twitter account, where she frequently calls out opponents of equal rights and democracy.
The woman doesn't hold back. She’s a certified badass – and we love it.
As an American comedian, author, and activist, what doesn’t Handler do? She’s got about a million things on the go right now, one of which is a Netflix documentary covering the topic of white privilege in America. And earlier this month, she announced her plans to start her own cannabis brand.
She also consistently interacts with her over 10 MILLION social media followers through her Instagram and Twitter accounts. It’s safe to say she reaches a large audience with her unadulterated humour - and her fight against injustice and inequality. She’s one busy lady!
Despite her many passion projects, she still manages to do town hall style events across cities in the U.S., speaking out about social and political activism. And she’s bringing those events to Canada now, too, with her new event series ‘A Civilized Conversation with Chelsea Handler.’
This fall, Handler and Civilized publisher Derek Riedle will be staging town hall events across Canada, hosting intimate conversations on topical issues such as politics, cannabis, and culture.
With her no-nonsense, humorous approach, we expect each of these town hall events to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Handler doesn’t just entertain, after all – she aims to change the conversation about topics that matter to her, which means that we get to finally have an honest conversation with a public figure about things like cannabis legalization.
She expects her audience members to be as outspoken as she is, as well. Everyone in the crowd is encouraged to get out of their seats and start having their voices heard. You might even be chosen to meet Handler in the VIP lounge before the show!
So show up and speak out, Montreal! Handler and Riedle will be hitting up Théâtre St-Denis on October 4 at 8 pm. This gorgeous, 113-year-old theatre hosts everything from comedy shows to seminars, so we’re certain Handler and her diverse range of interests will feel right at home.
See below for the full lineup of events. Tickets are available here:
Calgary, AB: September 20, Bella Concert Hall
Vancouver, BC: September 21, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Winnipeg, MB: September 22, Burton Cummings Theatre
Montreal, QC: October 4, Théâtre St-Denis
Ottawa, ON: October 5, Southam Hall
Toronto, ON: October 6, Elgin Theatre
Halifax, NS: October 7, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium