MINNEAPOLIS (March 26, 2018) – Twin Cities Pride Presents A CONVERSATION WITH CHELSEA HANDLER, hosted by Jana Shortal at the State Theatre on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 8:00 p.m., to kick off the official Twin Cities Pride Celebration month. Tickets start at $49, and go on sale Friday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m. through the State Theatre box office at 1.800.982.2787 and online at www.tcpride.org.
Regarded as one of the most successful figures in entertainment today, Chelsea Handler’s talk shows, best-selling books, and stand-up comedy have attracted millions of fans worldwide.
Chelsea is currently doing a series of town hall-like events, which will be centered around social activism. No topic is off limits – locations will not be limited to liberal or Democratic-leaning locations. These events are meant to be inclusive for people of all different political backgrounds. The goal is to have fun, honest, respectful, and productive conversations and to openly share opinions about the issues and obstacles we face as a country.
Plan for an evening full of substance and laughter. With Chelsea, you know there will be some comedy sprinkled in! This is not a lecture or a debate. This is a time to bring people together, challenge your own thinking, and have fun doing it.
The event will be moderated by JANA SHORTAL, reporter and co-anchor of Breaking the News on KARE 11.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Chelsea here to kick off Pride month. And we are so pleased to have Jana Shortal, 2017 Pride’s Grand Marshal, host this event,” stated Dot Belstler, Twin Cities Pride Executive Director. “We often bring in a comedian during Pride week, but felt this was such a unique opportunity to start off the entire month of Pride with an event that will not only be fun, but thought-provoking as well.”
The June 5th Event is sponsored by Delta Airlines.
ABOUT CHELSEA HANDLER:
After a successful seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated “Chelsea Lately,” Handler launched an all-new talk show for Netflix in May 2016. “Chelsea” was the first of its kind for the global on-demand generation. Since wrapping after two seasons, it continues to be available for streaming globally on the platform.
Handler can also be seen in Netflix’s documentary series “Chelsea Does,” where she explores a range of subjects of personal and universal curiosity. Later this year, Handler will continue her partnership with the streaming service for an original feature length documentary co-produced with Condé Nast, which will focus on white privilege in America.
Handler will be returning to scripted television to executive produce a series called, “Unspeakable” a dramedy starring Mary McCormack for Hulu. She is also developing and executive producing a drama series based on the Jarett Kobek novel “I Hate the Internet” for TNT.
In addition to her work with EMILY’s List, Handler continues to focus on being an activist through her partnership with the Karam Foundation. Handler is currently doing a series of town-hall like events in cities across the U.S., which are centered around social activism in hopes of galvanizing citizens to use their voices.
Handler’s New York Time's five best-selling 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 2014’s Uganda Be Kidding Me, her fourth nonfiction title to debut at No. 1 on The New York Times Best-Seller List. In support of the release, Handler embarked on a sold-out global tour, and in October 2014, a stand-up comedy performance based on the tour, “Uganda Be Kidding Me Live”, premiered exclusively on Netflix.
Handler has been honored by TIME magazine as one of its annual “TIME 100 Most Influential People;” Glamour magazine as one of its 2011 Women of the Year; and the Human Rights Campaign, which gave her its Ally for Equality Award in 2009.
Twin Cities Pride is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Minnesota corporation, with a mission to "Create experiences that bring the greater GLBT community together to commemorate our diverse heritage, foster inclusion, educate and create awareness of issues, and celebrate achievements in equality." To achieve this, we create events that are open and inviting to everyone in the community, providing a safe environment in which individuals feel free to celebrate their relationships.
2018 Pride Events include: Chelsea Handler (June 5); Pride Art Show & Grand Marshal Reception; Pride Family Fun Day (formerly known as the Picnic June 17); The Pride Beer Dabbler (June 22); The Pride Festival, (June 23-24); the 5K Rainbow Run (June 24); and the Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade (June 24). Complete event information and details are available at www.tcpride.org.