The Bucknell Student Lectureship Committee will host a fireside chat on social activism with comedian and author Chelsea Handler at the Weis Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. Bucknell philosophy professor Sheila Lintott will serve as the moderator and there will be a 20 minute Q&A following their discussion.
Free tickets are available for the Bucknell community on April 3 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the CAP (Campus Activities and Programs) Center, Weis Center, and online through the campus box office. One hundred tickets will be reserved for the general public and can be picked up at 6 p.m. the day of the event at the Weis Center.
Regarded as one of the most successful figures in entertainment today, Handler’s talk shows, best-selling books, and stand-up comedy have attracted millions of fans worldwide.
In May 2016, Handler premiered an all-new talk show for Netflix, Chelsea. The first of its kind for the global on-demand generation, the show tackles today’s tough issues with her same acerbic wit and fearless curiosity. From intimate dinner parties to viral PSAs, she brings thought-provoking, yet hilarious, conversations about topics like international cultures, alternative lifestyles, education, health, sports, parenting, politics, and more.
As the host of E!’s top-rated Chelsea Lately, Handler became the first female to break into the otherwise male-dominated late-night arena. In 2014, she ended the show after a successful eight-year run in order to pursue other interests.
Handler can also be seen in Chelsea Does, a Netflix Documentary Series directed by Academy Award and Emmy-nominated Eddie Schmidt and executive produced by Schmidt, Academy Award and Emmy-winning Morgan Neville and Handler.
Handler’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 Killing Me, her fourth nonfiction title to debut at No. 1 on The New York Times BestSeller 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 Killing Me Live, premiered exclusively on Netflix.
Handler has been honored by TIME magazine as one of its annual “TIME 100”; 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.