Chelsea Handler is stopping by 92Y to talk with special guest Ronan Farrow this March.
Perhaps best known as the outspoken host of E!’s late night talk show, “Chelsea Lately,” Handler continues to offer international audiences her fearless honesty and tongue-in-cheek commentary every weeknight. “I've decided to go on tour and support my new book, Uganda Be Kidding Me. I think we all know how much I love the sound of my own voice,” said Handler.
She’ll share some of her favorite stories, discuss her life and career, and touch on the idea of genius in comedy, and will sell and sign copies of her new book afterwards.
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This event is part of the 7 Days of Genius series.
7 Days of Genius receives generous support from individuals and organizations, including the John Templeton Foundation.
Chelsea Handler has achieved multiplatform success as a bestselling author, talk show host, stand-up comedian and an actress. The self-made Handler is perhaps best known as the outspoken host of E!’s late night talk show, “Chelsea Lately.” Handler continues to offer international audiences her fearless honesty and tongue-in-cheek commentary every weeknight and remains the only female to break into the otherwise male-dominated late night arena. She has built “Chelsea Lately” into one of the highest rated shows on E! A leading nonfiction author, Handler had three books ranked at #1, #2 and #3 on the Bestseller Lists simultaneously on March 28th, 2010 and currently has four bestselling books in print. Her upcoming Uganda Be Kidding Me, will be the third book published by her Grand Central imprint “Borderline Amazing/A Chelsea Handler Book.” The first was Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me, and the second was Ross Mathew's Man Up: Tales Of My Delusional Self-Confidence which released in May 2013. Her first book, My Horizontal Life: A Collection Of One Night Stands (Bloomsbury Publishing), sold over a million copies in more than 20 countries. Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea (Simon Spotlight), Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang (Grand Central Publishing) and her most recent Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me (Borderline Amazing/A Chelsea Handler Book) all debuted at #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List. Her latest book is entitled: Uganda Be Kidding Me. A collection of travel essays, Chelsea delivers some of her favorite stories while also giving travelers her (not to be believed) guide to etiquette, hot spots and answers to some of the most asked travel questions.
In 2010, Chelsea partnered with Live Nation and Belvedere Vodka for the “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” comedy tour, which was extended three times, drawing more than 250,000 fans in 44 markets and grossing more than $16 million. In 2011, she brought along her friends and regulars from “Chelsea Lately” on her “Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me” comedy tour, which sold out in the top 20 US markets.
Ms. Handler has been honored as one of Glamour Magazine’s 2011 “Women of the Year” and has been featured in TIME Magazine’s annual “TIME 100” Portfolio.
Ronan Farrow is the host of “Ronan Farrow Daily” – weekdays at 1 pm ET on MSNBC. Farrow, a writer, human rights lawyer and former government official also contributes to msnbc.com and across the platforms of NBC News.
Prior to joining MSNBC, Farrow was a foreign policy official in the first Obama administration. He founded the State Department’s Office of Global Youth Issues and reported to the Secretary of State as the United States' first Special Adviser for Global Youth during the Arab Spring revolutions. He also served for two years as a US diplomat focused on the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Farrow has written about human rights and foreign policy for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal and other publications. Writing for the Wall Street Journal in 2006, he was among the first to report on the role of Chinese investments in fueling the Darfur conflict, a piece that helped spark a major international divestment campaign. He has also appeared as a frequent commentator on major television networks and as an expert witness before the U.S. Congressional Human Rights Caucus.
Before joining the State Department, he served as Spokesperson for Youth at UNICEF, working with youth groups on the AIDS epidemic in Nigeria, on post-war reconstruction efforts in Angola, and in the Darfur region of Sudan.
In 2008, Farrow was awarded Refugees International's McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award, for "extraordinary service to refugees and displaced people.” In 2009, he was named by New York Magazine as its "New Activist" of the year and included on its list of individuals "on the verge of changing their worlds.” Forbes Magazine has ranked him number one among its "30 Under 30" most influential people in Law and Policy. Esquire Magazine recently named him the man of his year of birth.
He wrote the February 2014 W magazine cover story on Miley Cyrus and is the author of the upcoming book Pandora’s Box: How American Military Aid Creates America’s Enemies, scheduled to be released in 2015.
Farrow is a graduate of Yale Law School and a member of the New York Bar. He conducted doctoral research at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Follow him on twitter @RonanFarrow.