Chelsea Handler, Lewis Black announce shows at The Mahaffey Theater

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Live performances have returned to The Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, and now major headlining acts are readying to return to the stage. Comedians Chelsea Handler and Lewis Black have both announced shows for 2021 at the waterfront venue.

Actor, comedian, host, and bestselling author Chelsea Handler is set to perform at The Mahaffey on Wednesday, October 27.

“Chelsea Handler is a comedian, television host, best-selling author and advocate whose humor and candor have established her as one of the most celebrated voices in entertainment and pop culture,” writes the venue in a press release.

After a strong seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated Chelsea Lately, a tenure in which Handler 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 best-selling books, five of which have reached #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, including 2019’s Life Will Be the Death of Me. Most recently, she released her first stand-up special in over 6 years, the critically acclaimed Chelsea Handler: Evolution on HBO Max, and launched her iHeartRadio advice podcast, Dear Chelsea. Handler 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, which gave her its Ally for Equality Award. Handler’s wide appeal and multi-platform success have been highlighted by publications all over the world.

You can view details and order tickets for the event on The Mahaffey’s website.

On December 17, Lewis Black brings his Better Every Day Tour to The Mahaffey.

Known as the King of Rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and finger pointing to expose the absurdities of life. His comedic brilliance makes people laugh at life’s hypocrisies and the insanity he sees in the world.

Black is the longest-running contributor to THE DAILY SHOW on Comedy Central.  He has had comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix. In 2001, he won Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards.

Find more information on the show on The Mahaffey’s website.

Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South

Written by Andrew Harlan

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