Comedian Chelsea Handler enjoys prancing around in short skirts, dating moguls and proclaiming her adoration of booze. But she's far from being a vapid socialite: The busty blond originally from New Jersey is an actress, star of her own late-night talk show (E! Entertainment's Chelsea Lately) and author of the bestselling tomes My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands and Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea. Her current stand-up tour has the same title as her latest book, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, a collection of personal essays that discuss everything from her first contact with male genitalia to a family dinner that ends with her brother drunk, nude and celebrating on a nearby dock. Handler's expletive- and insult-laden routines include sharp barbs aimed at dull celebs (she once called Britney Spears "America's favorite outpatient"). Success, it seems, hasn't toned down her sense of humor - or made her any more inclined to hide her self-proclaimed "sweater rockets." 8 and 10:30 p.m. Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas. For information, call 713-230-1666 or visit www.chelseahandler.com. $43 to $70.
Fri., April 23, 8 & 10:30 p.m., 2010