Chelsea Handler is a one-woman comic powerhouse. The last time I spoke to her, she talked about why babies suck, why flying can be fun, her latest work and how much she doesn't like Cleveland (don't worry, Denverites -- she says of our fair city: "I had the best time there. It’s small, it’s not backwards and it’s not too forward."). The fiesty comedian starred in all four seasons of Oxygen Network's Girls Behaving Badly, has her own show on E! (Chelsea Lately) and has written two books, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands and Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, due for release this year and containing such storied gems as the time she went on vacation with her father -- and everyone thought it was their honeymoon.
On Sunday, January 6, at 8:30 p.m., Handler's appearing at Comedy Works, 1226 16th Street, for the latest MySpace Secret Stand-Up Show. Print out a copy of your MySpace profile (only one ticket per profile will be given out at the door) and bring some cash with you for drinks -- and donations, since the show is free already, cheapskate. It's for a great cause, after all: Proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Seating and tickets are first-come, first-served, and the show is for those 21 and older exclusively. -- Amber Taufen
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