New Jersey Native Chelsea Handler Brings New Comedy Show to Wellmont Theater

New York Times best-selling author and world-famous comic set to document a year of self-discovery in stand-up performance, ‘Life Will Be the Death of Me,’ in Montclair, NJ

Chelsea Handler, the original queen of late-night television, will be performing at Montclair, N.J.'s Wellmont Theater on June 28. (Photo courtesy of the Wellmont Theater.)

Chelsea Handler, the original queen of late-night television, prominent activist and author of six books, is set to bring her sit-down comedy show, “Life Will Be the Death of Me,” to Montclair, NJ’s premier concert venue, the Wellmont Theater, on Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m.

Her new comedy tour is based on her latest book of the same name, published this April by Random House. It has been characterized by the New York Times as “thrillingly honest, insightful and deeply, darkly funny.” The performance will feature hilarious anecdotes following a year of self-discovery as Handler attempts to make changes in her personal life and in the world at large.

Handler had a seven-year run as the host of E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” and the comedienne moved from the cable network to Netflix in May 2016, bringing “Chelsea” to a global, on-demand generation. From the streaming platform, Handler tackled tough issues with acerbic wit and fearless curiosity, traveled the world and interviewed celebrities, dignitaries and other guests. Her programs have tackled everything from international cultures, education, health, sports, politics and more.

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Handler left Netflix in 2018 to focus on her work as an activist, working with EMILY’s List to promote women in public office. Her activism has also crossed into Syria, where she’s worked with the Karam Foundation, which develops education programs for refugee youth, distributes aid and funds sustainable development projects.

Her other books include “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), her fourth nonfiction title to debut at No. 1 on the New York Times Best-Seller List.

A promo of her previous Netflix show, “Chelsea,” below:

Handler, who’s been named a “TIME 100” personality, one of Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year (2011) and an Ally for Equality Award recipient from the Human Rights Campaign, will bring her perceptive wit and unrivaled sense of humor to the Wellmont’s stage on June 28.

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The Wellmont Theater is located at 5 Seymour St., Montclair, NJ, 07042.

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