Audrey from Austin, Texas
During her Uganda Be Kidding me tour, I saw her perform at Bass Concert Hall in Austin. It was what one expects when attending a comic’s show. Standup! For her Life Will Be The Death of Me tour, I was thrilled to see ACL Mood Theatre in Austin on the circuit. Her presale tickets promoted as including a copy of the book was a bonus. I was really disappointed by the show. She read the first chapter of her book to provide context to the show. I enjoy book readings by the authors of books I love, but this was an odd start to a comedy show. Having to wait twenty minutes past the advertised start time certainly didn’t convince me that she’s attempting to examine her elitist lifestyle. I paid extra for floor seats, but was barely able to see her perform because she sat in a low, leather chair the majority of the show. She brought Connie Britton out to join her in this lounge room setting. While Austin gets excited about any “Friday Night Lights” actor, I paid to see a comedy show. They basically had conversations about drugs, therapy, Chelsea’s crisis of consciousnesses following the election of Trump, whereby she realizes she has gotten everything she has wanted and therefore missed being relatable. I’m empathetic to her coming to terms with the death of her brother, look forward to reading her book, but wish I hadn’t spent a day’s salary on something I could have easily watched the next time she is promoting the book on a talk show.
Jane C from San Francisco, California
Was expecting comedy- she read her book to us 😴
Dan S from Minneapolis, Minnesota
WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY
I was really disappointed. Chelsea did not really share anything insiteful or original thought which provoked humor or a call to action. I had an expectation that she would offer intelligent humor on political topics to inspire thought. Rather, what we saw was what could be obtained by scorollingthrough an Apple News feed with all settings set to Liberal. To me it felt lazy on her part. She positioned this as her contribution to doing something and taking action. This show is evidence that “just showing up” does not entitle you to a microphone, much less expecting others to pay for the priveledge.
Kathleen Kelly from Boston, Massachusetts
NOT FUNNY, THOUGHT IT WAS A COMEDY SHOW, NOT A BOOK TOUR
We paid $191+ for 2 tickets. It was awful. She read chapter 1, then talked about therapy. We walked out halfway through. Very disappointing! I want a refund. We thought it was a comedy show, not a book tour. Depressing more than funny.
Erika from Boston, Massachusetts
NOT GOOD. AT. ALL
I was pretty pumped to see this show. Chelsea of course had moments that were funny but to call it sit down comedy was a dramatic stretch. A lot about resolving deep personal issues with drugs by both Chelsea & Frankie Shaw. It was more like I paid $150 to attend a support group. So much potential and very poorly executed.
Jonathan from Boston, Massachusetts
NOT WHAT I EXPECTED
I had seen Chelsea Handler before and read two of her books. I was very much looking forward to seeing her perform again. Unfortunately, though, the show did not elicit many laughs from me or other members of the audience. My friends and I agreed after about 45 minutes that it was time to leave. I hope that her future performances are more entertaining.
Kerri from Boston, Massachusetts
CHELSEA HANDLER SHOULD GO BACK TO DRINKING
I've been to several other Chelsea shows and it is absolutely not worth the money this time. People were leaving in droves last night, it was that bad. We expected comedy and instead we got a serious discussions (much like if you were on Dr. Phil)sprinkled with wise-ass comments. It's great she's turning her life around, but please, for those of us expecting an actual comedy show, we would have rather put hot pokers in our eyes. Go back to drinking, Chelsea!
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