Chelsea Handler was named the comedy act of 2021 at the People's Choice Awards on Tuesday night (Dec. 7) for her Vaccinated and Horny Tour, but after winning, she was feeling victorious and sentimental.
If her acceptance speech is half as funny as her comedy act, our tickets are already purchased.— People's Choice (@peopleschoice) December 8, 2021
Cracking up at @chelseahandler's acceptance speech for #TheComedyAct of 2021! #PCAs pic.twitter.com/D5iQlbA6WT
"How cool is this?" Handler, 46, said while accepting her trophy. "Thank you to everybody who spent the time voting for me, and to my family members, who I know voted for me several times. Thank you, everybody, and for everybody who has come out to see my show. And to all the straight white men who have been dragged out to see my show by their spouses or girlfriends or daughters, it takes a brave man to listen to me on stage for an hour, so I appreciate you, too."
"Speaking of brave men, everything is sweeter in life because I have Jo Koy with me," the Dear Chelsea podcast host continued. "So happy to share with all of this with you and everything with you. And now we get to go home together and have more fun there!"
Handler and Koy's friendship dates back at least to Handler's former E! late-night talk show Chelsea Lately, which ran from 2007-14, but they confirmed their romantic relationship in September.
Handler visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in early October and gushed over Koy—going so far as to say falling in love with him gives her "hope for every person in this world":