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Chelsea Handler cracks up Phoenix

“Thirty-five years ago today, in a little, dirty hospital in New Jersey, Chelsea Lately was born,” Chelsea Handler recently told the whooping audience of her late-night talk show, Chelsea Lately. “And that means nine months before that day, my mother allowed my large, sweaty, disgusting father to mount her one last time. Thanks, mom, for taking one for the team!”

Handler’s no stranger to telling it like it is. The New Jersey native’s fearless honesty, ironic riffs, and self-deprecating humor have made her a top-rated standup comic, sassy television host, and television actress. Now, the best-selling author of Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea is pairing her latest book, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, with a national comedy tour that addresses everything from writing a report on Reaganomics for a Cabbage Patch doll to adopting a dog so she can snuggle with someone who doesn't talk.

Thu., March 11, 8 p.m., 2010
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