I know I told you that I was going to see Chelsea Handler in Minneapolis this past Saturday and I did. And before I get into this review I want to make sure you know I'm not biased. I was a huge fan of Chelsea's show, her books and overall thought she was really hilarious.
So before the show Amy found out that Chelsea sings books after her shows. After hearing this we decided we'd both stop off at a Target and get a copy of the book so we could have it signed. Her and I met up in Roseville for some light shopping and dinner before the show. The traffic is always kind of crazy down by the Target Center so we barely made it before it started. Like, I usually don't get worried about traffic too much but I was literally having a mini freak out as we sat through two entire light changes without moving. BUT we totally got there and it wasn't like we had to run to our seats or anything so that was nice.
Pet peeve number one: if you say a show starts at 8pm, start the fucking show at 8pm. I have never been to a concert that has ever started late (thankfully) but as I read reviews online after this show I'm finding that seeing a comedian almost guarantees they will start late. As far as I'm concerned doing these shows are a part of your job. If you don't happen to like the hours of your job, find a new one. Because let me tell you what- if I was regularly late for my job? My ass would be fired.
Probably one of the funnier moments is when "Born This Way" played as Brad's opening song. I guess they all get to pick their opening song except him. Chelsea told him that had to be his song. Which is kind of hilarious if you have seen the show and kind of know a little bit about Brad. And his bit was just ok for me. I think the funniest part of his whole thing was when he was talking about how he's married and how no girl ever grows up thinking THAT is what their future husband will look like. Which, true story. And then when he talked about how awful condoms are in general, but particularly if you aren't an attractive person because there is that window of time while he's putting it on that the woman can back out. So... those are the two things from his skit that I remember.
Overall the show was a waste of money. I'm glad I got to spend time with Amy again because I always have a good time with her though. The real downer was after the show I started looking at other reviews to see if our show was just a fluke but no. It apparently isn't. Most of her shows get low star ratings and some guy who saw her LAST tour listed some of the jokes (which were the same from the tour before THAT) that we heard. So basically, she's doing the same set every year. Which makes me wonder if her show is funny because she happens to have great writers. And if that's the case, Chelsea you better just stick with the E! network because you can't do better than what you're doing there. Sorry.
The real pisser though? Is the book signing. In order to have your book signed you have to have a red wristband. You can only get that wristband if you buy the book at her merch table at the venue. Which is a higher price than you'll pay at a store because most stores offer a discount on new releases for about the first month of so. And frankly? I said to Amy that Chelsea was so drunk she'd never sign all of the books anyways and it wasn't worth it.