Her show may focus on celebrities, but onstage, Handler talks more about her friends, family and self. She puts a humorous spin on everything from growing up with a Mormon mother and Jewish father to hearing all her friends talk about their upcoming weddings. They register for an $800 pillow sham and then act surprised when they open it, like, How did you know?
She also talks about her life as a single gal, which she covered extensively in her first book My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands. For her second book, however, she says she decided to stick to her childhood for the sake of her love life. I couldnt write two books about one-night stands if I ever wanted someone to date me.
Handler will sign copies of Are You There, Vodka? at 2 p.m. today. Barnes & Noble Town and Country, 12850 Memorial. For information, call 713-465-5616 or visit www.barnesandnoble.com. Free. She performs today at 8 p.m. Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas. For tickets and information, call 713-230-1600 or visit www.verizonwirelesstheater.com. $29.50.
Sat., May 3, 8 p.m., 2008