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‘Chelsea Handler: Evolution’ on HBO Max Oct. 22

Screen grab from Chelsea Handler's special 'Evolution' on HBO Max
(Image credit: HBO Max)

Stand-up special Chelsea Handler: Evolution premieres on HBO Max Oct. 22. The hour-long special sees Handler talking about family, friendships and therapy. She filmed the special this summer in her home state of New Jersey. It was filmed in front of a live audience following social distancing protocols. 

“Handler has always been a trusted voice and has provided much needed perspective for the world,” said HBO Max. “Now, she turns the attention on herself, reflecting on her personal journey toward self-awareness, assisted by her reliable companion – cannabis.  Never one to hold back, Handler bravely takes the stage to face herself in front of everyone. It’s a powerful performance and the most evolved work of her career.”

Chelsea Handler: Evolution is produced by Troy Miller and Dakota Pictures, with Handler, Irving Azoff and Allison Statter the executive producers.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.