Comedian and TV host Chelsea Handler will take on controversial conservative pundit Tomi Lahren in a live conversation later this month at Politicon, The Daily Beast has learned. The third annual political convention, which will be held on July 29-30 in Pasadena, California, will also feature a discussion between Handler and CNN's Jake Tapper as part of that network's "Politics on Tap" series. Handler, who previously hosted the celebrity-driver Chelsea Lately on E!, has become an increasingly political critic of President Donald Trump since launching her Netflix show Chelsea last spring, leading the Women's March at Sundance and regularly hammering the current administration on a weekly basis. In September 2016, she planned a showdown with another prominent female conservative, Ann Coulter, who canceled at the last minute.
— Matt Wilstein
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect that the event will be an interview, rather than in “debate” format as previously described.