At this moment in her life, Chelsea Handler has no desire to stand up. All she wants to do is sit down.
“I didn’t just want to sit on a stage with a microphone in my hand,” the comic, author and talk show host said by phone recently. “I don’t feel like that’s the right medium for me right now. I like conversing more, just talking back and forth with a person with their own story, so that there’s a compare and contrast. I just want it to be more intimate. Standup is big and loud, and I want this to match the material.”
She’s talking about her new tour, which comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday. Rather than an hour of live comedy, it will be a night of conversation with author Glennon Doyle about Handler’s new book, Life Will Be the Death of Me, which she calls “the most