Excess stock queen Chelsea Handler has a few things to say

Chelsea Handler is bringing her Vaccinated and Horny Tour to Vancouver for two shows on August 12


Chelsea Handler: Vaccinated and Horny Tour

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When: August 12 at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St., Vancouver

Tickets: $66-220 in ticketmaster.ca

Chelsea Handler is taking her Vaccinated and Horny Tour to Vancouver and Calgary (Aug. 13) for two shows in each city. The 47-year-old comedian, author, former talk show host, current podcast host, and avid skier spoke to us about Whistler Castle, her latest stand-up show, and sharing about her.

Q: You recently bought a house in Whistler. How much time do you spend there?

A: In 2020, 2021 and 2022 I spent a lot of time there. He went from a couple of weeks a year to going up there from December to April. It’s like my home away from home. I have a great group of friends up there. I shoot my nude ski videos there.

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Q: How did you discover Whistler? Were you there for an event or a vacation?

A: I went on my 38th birthday. I took a group of girls there because I loved skiing and had never been to Canada, so I said, “Let’s go to Whistler.” I had heard such beautiful things about it. Since I took my family for Christmas, I used to go up there for my birthday. I was looking to buy a place for a couple of years. And then when the election was coming up, I started to have a little bit of a panic. If Trump was re-elected, he needed a place to go. I literally bought a place on FaceTime. I just asked a guy to walk me around the house.

Q: On your current show, one of the themes is living with your sister and her two adult children. Did you think that when they moved in with you it would be water for the mill?

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A: I didn’t know until it happened. They were going to stay with me for a few weeks that turned into three months. To prove my point, I had to put my old house on the market and sell it for them to leave. They have the message now. I have worked very hard all my life to prevent that from happening. Then I got a new house with the same number of rooms, but I have already converted them into rooms that cannot be used for sleeping.

Q: You give advice on your Dear Chelsea podcast. Do you ever get stumped?

A: From time to time. I bring people. Sometimes I have famous guests, but also doctors or psychiatrists. If it’s difficult, I won’t give an opinion, I’ll admit it’s out of my control. But most of the time, people just need a push in the right direction. I’m a great big sister in that sense. Although I am not an older sister in my family, I am the youngest. I am the youngest but I am also the oldest. I also manage my family. I am bossy and decisive. I think a lot of people just lack that decision. What I thought was going to be light-hearted, and it is, also tackles life issues and people call for real-life advice and then they call us and give us updates. I am in awe of the impact we have had on people and their lives. It surprises me.

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Q: Do you think people feel comfortable with you because you share your own mistakes and desire to grow?

A: Yes. It has been a very fun lesson for me. My overshare, that’s what I do, I overshare. My first book was My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands. Then I overshared Chelsea Lately. Then I started oversharing politically, then I fell in love and we overshared and broke up and overshared. Now, I feel like my whole career is about sharing and being honest about where you are. I did a podcast last week talking about my breakup and got 42,000 DMs from women all over the world about how much it has healed them. I feel that this is my purpose, to give strength to everyone.

Q: Did you get that quality of sharing too much from anyone in your family?

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A: No, that’s a natural gift that I have just for myself.

Q: Has the quarantine changed your writing process?

A: I’m working on a new book right now. It gave me a lot of material to work with, like dating during quarantine, inviting guys over, and testing them for COVID in my backyard. Giving them a nasal swab and then plugging the cartridge into my kitchen for the test to run the diagnostic, which would take about 30 minutes. That allowed me the time to interview them. So if they said something upsetting or I saw male jewelry, I could tell them they had COVID and needed to go.

Q: What are the three books you would recommend?

A: Yes, let me think about that. All of them are probably going to be self-help. I read Between Two Kingdoms by Suleikia Jaouad recently, it is a very important book to read. I’m in the middle of When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön, which my friend brought me the other day and which is very, very helpful. I think I would say my other favorite book is Circe by Madeline Miller. It is a beautiful book. That’s not self-help, it’s fiction and fantasy. I loved. I loved.

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