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Chelsea Handler, Lewis Black coming to St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theater

Two big comedy names announced new national tours, and both are making a stop later this year in St. Petersburg.
Chelsea Handler will appear at St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater at 7 p.m. Oct. 27.
Chelsea Handler will appear at St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater at 7 p.m. Oct. 27.
Published Jun. 14
Updated Jun. 15

Comedian Chelsea Handler is vaccinated and ready to get back on stage. On Monday, she announced a 40-city U.S. tour, including a stop at St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theater in October.

And Lewis Black, known as the king of the rant, will make a stop at the theater on his It Gets Better Every Day Tour in December. He is a Grammy-winning standup veteran who uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and finger pointing to expose the insanity he sees in the world.

“Never have I been so confident about my decision-making in remaining childless and alone than I did during this pandemic. I can’t count how many times I high-fived myself every time a friend used the term ‘homeschooling,’” Handler told Variety in making the tour announcement.

Tickets to both shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday on ticketmaster.com.

Tickets for Handler’s show at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 are $49.50-$169.50. Tickets for Black’s performance at 8 p.m. Dec. 17 are $39.50-$79.50.

The former host of E!’s Chelsea Lately, Handler recently received critical praise for her HBO Max standup special Chelsea Handler: Evolution, her first standup special in six years. It covered her journey through therapy and mixed subject matters like race, white privilege and sexual harassment.

Lewis Black, who found fame with his acerbic observations on the world, will perform at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg at 8 p.m. Dec. 17.
Lewis Black, who found fame with his acerbic observations on the world, will perform at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg at 8 p.m. Dec. 17.

For seven years, Handler was the only woman in late-night talk when Chelsea Lately premiered in 2007. In 2016, she launched her documentary series Chelsea Does and a talk show on Netflix. She has written six bestselling books and recently launched an advice podcast with iHeart Radio called Dear Chelsea.

In this image from Disney-Pixar, characters, from left, Anger (voiced by Lewis Black), Disgust (voiced by Mindy Kaling), Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Fear (voiced by Bill Hader) and Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith) appear in a scene from "Inside Out."
In this image from Disney-Pixar, characters, from left, Anger (voiced by Lewis Black), Disgust (voiced by Mindy Kaling), Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Fear (voiced by Bill Hader) and Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith) appear in a scene from "Inside Out."

Black is the longest-running contributor to The Daily Show on Comedy Central. He has had comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Broadway, and in 2001 he won Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. In 2015, Black notably voiced the character “Anger” in the Academy Award-winning Pixar film Inside Out.