Chelsea Handler is vaccinated, horny and probably a little high

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(CNN)Chelsea Handler hates the status quo. So, if she's got to get retired and determination the needle herself, she will.

That's wherefore she's developed caller worldly for a caller standup tour, "Vaccinated and Horny," a rubric that is precise connected marque for Handler, but, she says, besides holds a deeper message.

(Full disclosure, I was tense to bash this interview. I americium a hardcore Handler fan. I've followed her religiously since I began watching her connected "Chelsea Lately" successful 2007. I person work each her books. I person seen each her shows and specials. She is 1 of my favourite guests connected Howard Stern. I emotion her curiosity and the mode she tries to bash good. She ever makes maine smile, truthful I precise overmuch loved spending clip talking to her. And yes, she's everything I thought she was, thoughtful, a small angry, loving, and astir of all, funny.)

    The comedian precocious spoke to CNN from Nashville, TN., her latest halt connected the tour.

      "Being with radical retired for the archetypal clip aft Covid, similar being the crushed that radical are coming unneurotic is truthful meaningful and truthful fun. I mean, we are conscionable having a blast. I'm having a blast onstage. It doesn't consciousness similar work," Handler says of being backmost connected stage.

      In 2020, Handler had debuted different hour-long standup special, "Evolution," astir staying location amid the pandemic, going to therapy, and coming to presumption with her older brother's decease erstwhile she was a child. Her caller show, Handler says, is arsenic personal.

      Chelsea Handler successful  her "Evolution" drama  special.

      "I'm a storyteller. I archer stories. So, you know, my standup is my life."

      Handler's location life, for overmuch of the pandemic, included much household -- and caller realizations astir sex inequity.

      "I had a reckoning due to the fact that my sister moved successful with me, with her oldest lad and her 2 girls. The satellite began to person this speech astir the White male, patriarchy, however each strategy is built connected that. It's not men's responsibility either. We're each products of our culture," she says. "When each I saw the mode my nephew took up abstraction successful my location versus the mode my 2 nieces, I was like, oh, this is what everyone's talking about. Men consciousness they person much licence to accidental immoderate the hellhole they consciousness similar saying, adjacent erstwhile they don't cognize what they're talking astir fractional the time, whereas women person been muted. So, determination are deeper concepts, deeper conversations to beryllium had here, but done the lens of drama to past being capable to marque amusive of my 24-year-old nephew, mansplaining hoops to maine successful my ain home, his legs splayed unfastened connected my sofa successful a mode that I've ne'er adjacent sat connected my ain sofa."

      At this point, she laughs, telling maine she's each worked up and "ready to leap retired a window."

      Thankfully, she says, she's got a amusement that nighttime wherever she tin vent. And immoderate cannabis gummies.

      "I volition say, it remains an integral portion of my regular repertoire," she quips.

      Handler says portion she erstwhile believed she was done with standup, it has since go her 1 of her top joys due to the fact that she's capable to tackle hard subjects with humor.

      "It's a large mode to explicit what truthful galore of america are feeling and not everybody's sitting astir penning it down and past telling everybody. You're getting this messaging crossed successful a truly profound way," she says of her comedy. "And I don't similar to ever minimize anyone's platform, whether they're a nationalist fig oregon a backstage idiosyncratic ... So erstwhile you bash person a ample platform, you amended marque definite what you're saying is what you mean."

      Handler has besides recovered different mode to scope people. She's hosting a play proposal podcast, called "Dear Chelsea," wherever with the assistance of her co-host and adjunct Brandon Marlo, she gives callers proposal connected everything from dating to detoxing. She says it's aimed to springiness radical a nudge successful the close absorption successful their lives.

      "I person a beardown property and I've learned however to usage it, right? So, similar I person nary concern giving radical advice, but you cognize what, I bash person concern doing, giving you similar a nudge successful the close absorption and being your biggest champion," she says. "I've got nary tegument successful the game. I privation to assistance people. I don't person immoderate idiosyncratic docket successful immoderate of it. I privation radical to beryllium beardown and brave."

      She says astir of her callers are radical are successful the process of making a "life decision."

      "I cognize personally however that goes, erstwhile you don't cognize what to bash and you don't person a gut feeling and you consciousness mislaid and you spell astir asking for everybody's opinion," she says.

      "I deliberation of myself successful this large sister benignant of way. Like, I would ne'er steer a miss down the incorrect road. I volition ne'er steer immoderate idiosyncratic down the incorrect road," she says, adding that she thought it was going to beryllium a "much sillier podcast."

      "But radical started calling successful with existent problems and I realized, oh, radical truly bash deficiency a consciousness of absorption astatine definite times successful their lives. So that's what the podcast has become."

      Handler says she's honorable with callers if she doesn't person expertise successful a taxable and volition telephone successful support.

      "We bash incorporated existent radical and experts," Handler says. "I deliberation the adjacent measurement for the podcast is really having a regular idiosyncratic who does person the aesculapian expertise, truthful that I don't person to accidental 'let maine fig this retired and telephone you back.' I deliberation we bash request idiosyncratic who has immoderate credentials, due to the fact that I lone went to assemblage assemblage for 1 semester.

      Handler laughs. And conscionable similar that she's got different joke.

      "I similar to archer radical that it was 1 of the apical 10 assemblage colleges successful the country."

      Eventually, I person to fto her go, I convey her for her clip and nervously springiness her a publication recommendation, which she writes down. "Well, I anticipation you person a bully time sister," she tells me, not knowing she already made it large for me.

        Tickets for "Vaccinated and Horny" are presently connected sale.

        The "Dear Chelsea" podcast is connected iHeartRadio and everyplace podcasts are heard.

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