Talking Pot and Politics: Chelsea Handler brings conversation series to Ottawa

Talking Pot and Politics: Chelsea Handler brings conversation series to Ottawa

Politics, culture, and cannabis are just a few of the titillating topics the accomplished comedian and activist Chelsea Handler will be tackling this fall on her cross-Canada tour, ‘A Civilized Conversation with Chelsea Handler.’

Handler will be visiting seven major cities across the Great White North on the brink of our country’s impending legislative changes this October. The fifth stop on the tour will be our fair city, where Handler will be engaging with her Ottawa fans at the NAC’s Southam Hall on Friday, October 5.

The author of Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea and four other New York Times bestselling titles made a name for herself in comedy, moving on to host the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately on E! and two self-titled streaming series on Netflix, the documentary-style Chelsea Does and another late-night talk show, Chelsea.

Now Handler has turned her attention towards all things political — a topic she never shied away from in her comedy and writing — using her social media channels and fame to draw attention to issues impacting America and the world.

On her Canadian tour, Handler will be hosting town hall-style events, modelled after the speaking engagements she’s been hosting all over areas of the United States, raising awareness around social and political activism and provoking conversation with the public.

Now, in partnership with the premium media and lifestyle brand Civilized (hence the tour title), Handler brings her signature brand of provocative entertainment to the Ottawa stage, along with Civilized publisher and founder Derek Riedle.

As our nation prepares to legally change its stance on recreational substances, Handler will host a conversation aimed at taking the country’s pulse regarding politics and culture.

Tickets for the Ottawa event on October 5 are available for purchase in person, by phone, or online. Valid ticket holders could even be selected to meet Handler before the show.

Additional Canadian dates for the tour are as follows:


Calgary, AB: September 20, Bella Concert Hall

Vancouver, BC: September 21, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Winnipeg, MB: September 22, Burton Cummings Theatre

Montreal, QC: October 4, Theatre St-Denis

Ottawa, ON: October 5, Southam Hall

Toronto, ON: October 6, Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre

Halifax, NS: October 7, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium