Chelsea Handler is a certified comedic badass. You’ve probably eagerly soaked up her Netflix documentary series, Chelsea Does, and her late-night talk show, Chelsea Lately. We watch her because she’s friggin’ hilarious, and unapologetically herself.She’s also an accomplished author, rocking the New York Times’ bestseller list with titles like Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea and Uganda Be Kidding Me.Handler has turned her no-holds-barred attitude towards our cultural hang-ups around marriage, tech and race. And now she’s tackling one of the biggest cultural shifts of the decade: our attitude towards cannabis.Hander has never shied away from controversy. And with Canadian legalization coming in hot on October 17, Handler is hosting a series of town hall events across Canada to get real people’s perspective on the topic. ‘A Civilized Conversation with Chelsea Handler’ kicks off in Calgary on September 20. Other stops on the tour are Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Halifax. The tour is sponsored by Civilized, a premium media and lifestyle brand.“Chelsea Handler’s perspective, approach and humour galvanize and inspire her audiences wherever she goes,” says Civilized founder and publisher Derek Riedle. Riedle, who is a leader in the cannabis industry and a sought-after speaker, is set to moderate the town hall events. Handler has long been an outspoken advocate of human rights, using her platform to fight against injustice and inequality. She’s also currently working on a new Netflix doc that explores white privilege in America. Wherever Handler goes, things are sure to get uncomfortable – and very interesting. Town hall attendees can expect that typical Handler charm paired with a deep dive into current political and social issues. The tour is modeled after a similar event series that Handler has been doing in U.S. cities, focused on social and political activism. As one of the strongest celebrity political voices, the chance to see Handler speak live is a once-and-a-lifetime opportunity. Here’s the full tour lineup:Calgary, AB: September 20, Bella Concert Hall (U Calgary)Vancouver, BC: September 21, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (UBC)Winnipeg, MB: September 22, Burton Cummings TheatreMontreal, QC: October 4, Theatre St-DenisOttawa, ON: October 5, Southam HallToronto, ON: October 6, Elgin and Winter Garden TheatreHalifax, NS: October 7, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie)If Handler’s political, comedic style is your jam, you can reserve your tickets to the nearest tour stop here.Right now, when you sign up with Civilized, you could even be selected to meet Handler before the show in the VIP lounge!No matter your political views, ‘A Civilized Conversation with Chelsea Handler’ is sure to be an eye-opening experience.
There was a stark warning for those who choose not to get vaccinated.
All restaurants, gyms and indoor entertainment venues in New York City will require proof of vaccination, the city's mayor announced Tuesday, August 3.
During a live broadcast posted on his Twitter account, Mayor Bill de Blasio told New Yorkers that the policy would come into effect over the next few weeks, adding: "If you want to participate in our society fully, you've got to get vaccinated."
Join us live at City Hall for a major announcement on how New York City will lead the way in fighting back COVID an… https://t.co/pzpo1RLLus— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@Mayor Bill de Blasio) 1628000153.0
In an attempt to vaccinate more people, the city offered a $100USD incentive for people to get their COVID-19 shot. The mayor said that 11,000 New Yorkers chose to get vaccinated in the first few days of the incentive plan.
De Blasio also offered a warning to those reluctant to get vaccinated.
He said: "If you're unvaccinated, unfortunately, you will not be able to participate in many things."