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Comedian Chelsea Handler returns to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 4

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From a press release:

It was announced today that Chelsea Handler will be back at the F.M. Kirby Center on Sunday, Dec. 4 as part of her Vaccinated and Horny Tour.

She last performed at the downtown Wilkes-Barre venue in 2007.

Handler is a comedienne, television talk show host, bestselling author, and advocate whose humor and candor have established her as one of the most celebrated voices in entertainment and pop culture. After a strong seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated “Chelsea Lately,” a tenure in which she was the only female late-night talk show host on air. She then launched her documentary series “Chelsea Does,” followed by her talk show “Chelsea” on Netflix in 2016.

She has penned six bestselling books, five of which have reached No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list, including 2019’s “Life Will Be the Death of Me.” Most recently, she released her first stand-up special in over six years, the critically acclaimed “Chelsea Handler: Evolution” on HBO Max, and launched her iHeart Radio advice podcast, “Dear Chelsea.”

The 47-year-old New Jersey native has been honored by Time magazine as one of its annual “Time 100,” Glamour magazine as one of their Women of the Year, and the Human Rights Campaign gave her its Ally for Equality Award. Handler’s wide appeal and multi-platform success have been highlighted by publications all over the world.

In 2021, Handler embarked on the Vaccinated and Horny Tour, bringing her new stand-up set to over 40 cities across the nation. This year, another 40+ shows have been added to the tour, including a return to the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre).

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets, which are $49.50, $69.50, $169.50, and $219.50 (VIP, sold online only), plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, June 3 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the F.M. Kirby Center box office, online at and, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, June 1 at noon.