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Chelsea Handler Reviews

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Average customer review: 1.5 star rating (1.5 Stars)

Number of reviews: 31

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5.0 star rating David Barton from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

DAVID BARTON

Thank You Chelsea, I enjoyed your viewpoints and your message. Everyone should vote and we should help anyone who wants to vote make their feelings heard. I just wish we had more people stepping up and letting their voice be heard. Thank You again. The location was fantastic. Even with a baseball game happening across the river there was parking and dinning available. It might have been a good suggestion to have the audience mic preset-up but it worked out fine. Take care on the slopes and we look forward to seeing you again in Pittsburgh.

3.0 star rating Craig Solum from Minneapolis, Minnesota

INTERESTING DIALOG, BUT NOT A LOT OF SUBSTANCE.

I thought the "show" was somewhat thought provoking but only glazed over a few topics with a little comedy in between. I thought the host did well, I thought Chelsea seemed real and genuinely concerned with today's issues but again, not a lot of substance. Also, the seating for those who purchased VIP tickets was not thought out well. There were several speaker/monitors in our way and one couldn't actually see Chelsea and Jana. The usher did her best to accommodate everyone though.

3.0 star rating Brian Moscati from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

OK

She was very open and honest about her views on politics. But thats what the whole conversation and show was about. Anybody was able to come up to the microphone and talk to her, which was cool. The show lasted an hour and a half. The tickets were on the cheaper side. Her quest did most of the talking. Humor was hit or miss. But to be completely honest, I probably wouldn't see this specific show again. All and all it was an okay show. I just would rather here about her druken stories then Trump. Also the theater was absolutely beautiful and amazing. The seats are perfect. You never have to look over someone's head because these seats are off centered from each other and at a slight incline. Also the restarunt Nola, about 2 blocks over was absolutely perfect. Overall great day.

1.0 star rating 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.

1.0 star rating 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.

1.0 star rating 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.

1.0 star rating 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.

1.0 star rating 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!

3.0 star rating Amy from Boston, Massachusetts

UNDERWHELMED

I was really looking forward to this show but it was a let down. Start with theatre: not comfortable at all- and I midget sized legs. The mics weren’t working and took about 7 tries to figure out. People were up and down all through the show and it was very distracting and I thought disrespectful to Chelsea and guests. As for substance: it was first show so I’ll forgive nerves etc. Chelsea herself is great. She reads the whole first chapter which was perhaps a little too long but she made it funny. Her interviewer came on and that’s where it fell apart. She didn’t know how to engage in a structured dialogue and often spoke more about herself. It was like a big therapy session. I think Chelsea would be able to create lightness and humor with the issues- and it did come out occasionally - but with her side kick, it didn’t work. I’d rather read her book.

1.0 star rating Steve from Warrington, Pennsylvania

NOT WORTH THE TIME OR MONEY

I was hoping to hear something funny and witty. Instead I listened to Chelsea talk about her guilt over making lots of money, why she needed a psychologist, and boring conversation between her and her host. This must have been her way to recouping her psychologist fees. Can't believe I paid for this. Watching laundry tumble in my dryer would have been more entertaining.

2.0 star rating Christine from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MORE LIKE A THERAPY SESSION

Spent a decent amount of money to see my girl. LOVE her....But I have to say...MET said show started at 8pm..She didnt come out until around 9 AND lasted about an hour???? She READ part of her book to us...and then talked to some lady on stage that seemed.like her therapy session....No standup comedy...Was very disappointed....Dont think I will be going to another show....

1.0 star rating Kathleen Kelly from Boston, Massachusetts

FALSE ADVERTISING NOT A COMEDY TOUR, BUT A BOOK TOUR

Do not waste your hard earned money. We walked out halfway through. We thought it was a comedy tour because the ticket says comedy tour. We arrived and they handed out books. Then, we went in and it started about 40 minutes later than the recorded message said. They couldn’t get the microphones to work. Then she read the first chapter of her book and talked about therapy and her brother who died when she was 9 and cried and her guest talked about therapy and being abused as a child. It was a book tour, not a comedy tour and I felt completely hoodwinked and would like my money back.

2.0 star rating Kara from Boston, Massachusetts

HORRIBLE. THERAPY SESSION NOT COMEDY

This show was not a stand up comedy. Not only was it not remotely funny, but it was slightly depressing. She just talked about her narcissistic self and her past tragedies. Definitely regret spending the money. Will tell everyone not to see her

2.0 star rating Audrey from Austin, Texas

UNDERWHELMED

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.

1.0 star rating Shelia from Detroit, Michigan

TERRIBLE

Completely disappointing. We wanted a stand up comedy experience and it was NOT even close. It was a complete waste of time and money. Chelsea read off of her book in the beginning. Not organic AT ALL then invited a journalist on stage and the interview was terrible. Disappointed.

1.0 star rating Teresa from Detroit, Michigan

HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED

Attended the show in Detroit at the Fillmore and after 30 minutes walked out!! The platform of the show was depressing and very boring!! I expected humor and all she talked about was her issues and tragedy as she was being interviewed by some other unknown girl. If you want people to known how you have changed Let people read that in your book. Will not ever pay to see her again. Highly disappointed

1.0 star rating Underwhelmed in The D from Detroit, Michigan

OVERINDULGENT

Wow, what a disappointment!! Chelsea’s performance was lazy at best! She opened the show reading from her book?? Then she takes a seat for the rest of the show and is being interviewed by a not particularly creative or insightful young woman. It was if she didn’t even care that she had an audience! Why give us the book if she was just going to spend 20 minutes reading it to us! The format of the show was I found her to be narcissistic and not funny at all Save your $. Totally not worth it. Kind of makes you feel taken!!

1.0 star rating from Detroit

HORRIBLE

She should be embarrassed to charge money for this so called comedy tour. It was like watching a daytime talk show about her life. Reading from her book for the first 20 minutes was not enjoyable at all. I highly recommend you to keep you money instead of wasting it on this. Comedy is supposed to be funny, this was not funny at all.

1.0 star rating from Detroit, Michigan

THE COMEDY SHOW THAT'S NOT A COMEDY SHOW

This was some weird set up with her sitting comfortably and being interviewed by someone who was clearly fed the questions, so it felt like she set up herself (via the interviewer) to brag about her mental state successes through and her new profound enlightenment. We don't know her well and wanted to watch a comedy which this was not. A few witty comments but most of it was too long and boring.

1.0 star rating Faye from Chicago, Illinois

DISAPPOINTED

Saw the Chicago show and thought it was terrible. Her readings were flat, fast, and emotionless. Then she sat and swapped stories with her guest, who did most of the talking. A few laughs here and there, but not worth the price paid to listen to random conversation

3.0 star rating Chelsea is still one of my heroes. from Silver Spring MD

WHERE IT WENT ON THE DOWNSLIDE

I think Chelsea came out strong, I thoroughly enjoyed the first part of her show. And I actually really like the chef she brought out to interview her. But that’s with the show down the slide. The chef should stick to her expertise, and Chelsea should’ve continued her strong showing. It just didn’t work well. That said, I’m so glad I went. Chelsea is still one of my heroes.

1.0 star rating Jan from Denver, CO

CHELSEA IN DENVER

I was hoping that Chelsea just had a bad interviewer in Denver and that is rhe reason the show was lame and boring. But as I read these I realize this just isn’t the case. Sadly, this is a bad concept for Chelsea. Many people walked out of the show in Denver. My only regret is that I wasn’t among them.

1.0 star rating Erika McDonald from Denver, Colorado

NIGHTMARE

Beyond boring. At one point there was a guy a few rows back from us who stood up and yelled at her to please stand up and tell jokes! Yes, when you go to a comedy show it’s what you expect....to laugh. Do NOT waste your money.

1.0 star rating Aimee from San Francisco, California

WASTE OF MONEY

My friend and I both went into this expecting a comedy show and instead observed a self indulgent therapy session. It was a highlight to see Sarah Silverman on stage but even with Sarah the show fell flat. I am not even sure of the point of the show. Can I have a refund?

2.0 star rating Jane C from San Francisco, California

SNOOZEY

Was expecting comedy- she read her book to us 😴

1.0 star rating Jeff Collett from San Francisco, California

BORING SHOW

It was a book tour not a comedy show. She read chapters word for word out of the book. If I wanted to know what the book was about I would read it. It was boring and not funny.

1.0 star rating Cec Russell from San Francisco, California

NOT A COMEDY TOUR

I had looked forward to this show for awhile- it was my birthday. We had great seats! Right off the bat Chelsea read a chapter out of her book- and although some might be funny, this was a comedy tour not a book reading at Barnes and Nobles. That lasted 20 minutes. The Sarah Silverman came out and I was hoping for some comedy, but it was really a lot of Chelsea’s introspective thinking and Sarah asking her questions. All seemed very contrived. It wasn’t offensive or crude, just boring. We left after the first half. I couldn’t sit anymore with the super fans hanging on every word, that wasn’t funny.

1.0 star rating Corinne McNeely from Seattle, Washington

CHELSEA HANDLER..DO OVER

I just read that Chelsea's net worth is 40 million.If she really wants to do a mitzvah she would refund everyone their money.I was going with a realistic expectation of actually laughing.It happened once and it was more like a smile.Her interviewer was struggling and I thought they lacked chemistry.I think I might have been more entertained eavesdropping on someone's conversation at a bar.Sorry to my daughter..who is a huge fan.I'll have to take you to Wicked now.

1.0 star rating T from Seattle, Washington

SO DISAPPOINTED!

1. My son spent $250 for 2 lousy 2nd balcony seats only to sit through 1 hour and 15 minutes of Chelsea processing her grief! 2. Show was supposed to start at 8 pm but Chelsea didn't appear on stage until 8:25. When she finally did appear on stage, she did not interact at all with audience and read from her book for 20 minutes. The "Show" was over at 9:45! 3. People started walking out early in the show and continued walking out 4. Moore Theater owes refunds to everyone who was as disappointed as we were. They should have promoted this as a "Book Reading", not a comedy show.

1.0 star rating Jamie Brady from Nashville, Tennessee

REVIEWS ARE 100% CORRECT

I went to show thinking the reviews wrong. But when she walked out with that book and started reading word for word. Like we were on kindergarten. I said oh no.. I let her continue, could overlook that if is was funny.. Nope, nothing. Crowd was 75% gay men and women. We had s group of 10 We all walked out, she got our money.. but not our time

1.0 star rating from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

BORING

Opener was great and hilarious. Chelsea was boring. Would have left after first half hr if I wasn’t with a group of people. Waste of time and money.

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