And for the last 18 months she has been putting that particular characteristic to work on “Chelsea Lately,” her p.m. Handler, 33, recalled earlier days, growing up, when her less-than-tactful tendencies were, as she explains, “never good.” “Oh,” she said, pretending to be a high school career counselor, “you have a really big mouth and you don’t seem to be able to filter anything. Sitting in her office and dressing room here on a recent afternoon, Ms.Besides eliminating the commercials and language restrictions she had back on her E!show, the streaming status lets her do something other comedy shows might be nervous to do: make fun of Netflix.The first episode especially is packed with playful jabs at the company's expense, including a commercial parody for "Netflix University" and a bit about Netflix math.Neither of these sketches is especially biting, but they do suggest that in the future, Handler could develop a funny adversarial relationship with her corporate overlords.Chelsea Handler has a late-night talk show again, but there's no need to watch it at night.You can watch it during breakfast, on your lunch break, or at prime time, if you're feeling especially rebellious.
“I give a lot of myself to my show, my books and my stand-up,” Handler said over the phone from her office in L. “When you’re on TV, it’s a powerful thing, and since the show repeats so many times courtesy of E and their lovely marketing strategy, so many people see you.” It’s Handler’s moment, and her awareness of her pulpit is important.WHEN Geof Wills, a comedy booker, first signed the comedian Chelsea Handler for a stand-up stint in San Francisco almost a decade ago, he came away with one distinct memory. Handler specializes in biting the hand that feeds: tearing down celebrities on a channel devoted to building them up. Following in the mold of Joan Rivers and Kathy Griffin, Ms.“I only have talked about people that I think are acting irresponsibly or are making fools of themselves ... She moved to Los Angeles at 19 to become an actress. I'm not going to be friends with them if they're idiots in the first place.”Comic and talk show host Chelsea Handler was born in 1975 in Livingston, New Jersey.
Last year, her “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” tour (named after her book) was extended three times in theaters around the country, drawing more than 250,000 fans in 44 markets and grossing more than $16 million, according to promoter Live Nation.