E! is hoping you can handle more Chelsea Handler. The network has given the late-night talk show host her very own comedy series.
Variety reports that Handler will star in "After Lately," a 30-minute program that will focus on the backstage goings-on at her popular talk show, "Chelsea Lately."
Storylines will be outlined rather than completely scripted, giving Handler and crew – including Guy Branum, Sarah Colonna, Heather McDonald, Chris Franjola and Brad Wollack – plenty of room to riff a la Larry David and gang on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
"The show is a behind-the-scenes look at what happens at our office when the cameras are off… A perfect platform for people who have no business being on camera," comedienne Handler, who is currently filming "This Means War" with Reese Witherspoon, told Variety.
Production on "After Lately" – which will run for eight episodes - is expected to begin in a few weeks, though no premiere date has been set as of yet.
Guess which show I won't be watching!Give me Carol and Lucy reruns anytime!
This is awesome, she is hilarious. I totally agree that you have to be able to laugh at the simplicity of things to understand her humor. Her books are my absolute favorite memoirs of all time.
She is funny and hot period
Chelsea is the best, I love her show, would have loved to see her Bang Bang tour and will gladly take a double helping on E. Her troupe of comedians are a hoot, something for everybody and Chuy too, in spades. But that pic used for this article makes her look an awful lot like her brother bighead Roy. :p
I've never had to say "Who is this?" until now. No clue.
nice chelsea, rip off tina fey's entire series concept, this won't last 5 episodes, she isn't mainstream enough, her comedy is extremely girly and bland.
I'm a 59 yrs old grandma and LOVE CHELSEA, I watch her every night, even her re-runs....she's the BEST!
Boo, hiss, sad, lame.
I could never figure out her appeal and good fortune since she's about as funny as a bucket of mud until one day I read where she was sleeping/schtuping/living with a big tv exec and it became very clear to me.
I keep waiting for her to fade out but I suppose if you keep telling sheeple that someone is popular, said sheeple will jump on the bandwagon and ride it all the way to Neilsenville.
How did she get the job hosting the MTV VMA? Oh right, she was dating the President of MTV at that time. I just do not get how she is funny.
I so agree with ya.
yawwn.. she's not funny. yaaawn
Comedy is an overstocked commodity right now, what with the Tea-libans ! !
What about Chewie??
To all those who don't get Chelsea Handlers Sense Of Humor, I say get off this page and go find
your brain. This woman is honest down to earth and very funny she would go down a storm in England.
she is delightful, fiendish, and just refreshing, I hope they give her total control.
GO Chelsea !!!!!!!
I do like Chelsea, but sometimes I find her annoying. But people everywhere have their own preference to what or who they think is funny...and as a side note, I've noticed that she is aging HORRIBLY!!! She looks like she's 50 yrs. old!!!
50 Cent for 50 Dolla-Make-Me-Holla!!! hahaha
Well heaven forbid you might get more than one opinion here... You need to get over yourself.
Cindy, I agree totally with YOU....Chelsea and her entire crew are hillarious.....IF somebody doesn't "get her" then they are watching the right show, she's tells it like it is, and I LOVE her show....she's given alot of people opportunities to make it big, she supports all of her crew....and she and her crew all perform to sellout audiences.
Cindy who flew the coop and made you blog moderator. All knowing and right. Puhleese. People who don't like the crap she calls comedy have just as much right to comment as you do.
I used to watch the show on a regular basis, I thought she was a classy funny lady and enjoyed the round table banter. Now it appears she has found her niche playing in the gutter – not my style. So I won't be watching. The good news is we have the choice to watch want we want to.
Whiteram: Your thinking of the democrats and the comics she has are funnier than she is.
Brady, is that you? Naughty! (Probably since you don't have a grasp of basic grammar.) God, I hate Bloomington.
This woman is probably one of the LEAST funny people I know. She is AWFUL! Sorry E!, I won't be watching.
Most women don't have the funny gene.
Yeah, Lucille Ball and Carole Burnett were/are so unfunny, right?
Most – Adjective – A majority of something.
MOST women aren't funny. Carol Burnett and Lucy Ball are VERY funny, so they wouldn't fall into the "MOST" category.
I'd hit it.
I agree she is funny, but I don't get the whole Chuy thing.
Is she still banging 50 cent?
she's getting all these gigs only because she's a self-proclaimed jew. No talent, no looks, just a foul mouth. rick sanchez was right on ! look what he got.. the boot.
How about this , if you don't like here don't watch it . So easy
she gave it up to 50 cent, and he got her another show....
Larry David is VERY funny.... Chelsea Handler is not.
She should get another show. She is every white womans dream. To be sleeping with a gansta niya. How many of these trashy white women does E want? Kim and now this old joke.
Whom ever she is doing , or if she is screwing around with is her busy. Who cares. Get a life people ,stop worrying about what someone else is doing, stop the HATE.
at least it's not another Kardashian spin-off
What a ding dong – I don't see what anyone finds funny about this idiot. She and Conan are NOT funny
Where is Chewie going to be in all this? Or will Tom Cruise be playing his part?
BORING. I'm not interested in more Chelsea. I'm interested in better Chelsea. I thought she was very funny at first, but every night her show seems exactly the same.
Thanks but no thanks, E!
Chelsea Handler is not creative enough for a show like what's described, neither is her staff. Comparing her to Larry David in unfair. David is one of the classic TV funny guys and still has it. Handler had better keep her talk show as backup.
She's really funny, but her old material from the Chelsea Handler Show was funnier.
So they're doing a half hour show of what's going on behind the scenes of another half hour show nobody watches?
Who can I contact at E! to pitch a show?
I'd certainly do her... many times.... many ways...
riff a la Larry David?!? He is infinitely more funny than Chelsea. Though she is *almost* as good looking as he is. What an insult to even compare them.
Couldn't agree more. She's no LD
I know a girl who just absolutely loves Chelsea Handler, but then again she only gets by in life with her p***y as well.
totally classless – and talk about unfunny........... grow up
I agree with you sheppard. This woman has no class. She is rude and obnoxious and her comedy is tasteless. I watched her show for about 5 minutes one time and turned it. Some of the stuff said on there was unbelievable and not funny in any way. Just don't get it. She will never be as talented as Lucille Ball, Carol Burnette or Betty White. True comedians can make people laugh with just a silent gesture, no references to filth needed. I saw Lucille Ball in a silent skit as a typewriter operator once and it was hilarious. You just can't beat real talent.
There are two things that prevent me from thinking that this woman is even remotely funny. My balls.
Everyone knows how she got this show....come on, she's not even close to the best comedic talent in LA.
On January 25, 2010 Handler confirmed via her late night talk-show that she had broken up with long-time boyfriend Ted Harbert who, as the CEO of Comcast Entertainment Group, oversees E! Entertainment Television. Handler began dating Harbert in 2006.
Regardless of whether or not you think she is funny, it's important to know she landed the show BEFORE they started dating. Harbert asked her out at the wrap party for the final episode of her show. She already had the show THEN he asked her out, not the other way around.
Here's an interview with her detailing that. http://www.pr.com/article/1089
We know what happens behind the scenes when the camers are off. They sit around naked smoking pot.
and... eat a crapload of Twinkies.
If you've seen her promo tape when she was a lowly waitress, you too would question who is she sleeping with to get these shows. She moved to LA as a waitress hoping to land a job in hollywood as a waitress. And a super unfunny one at that.
No Chelsea in Canada heh? I already have health care...but that's a good reason to move north!
I hope this show works out...I love watching her bloopers and skits with the staff more than watching her interview her guests. Good Lord, the time she was 'Judge Lately' and Bruce Jenner was on with his 'stalker'...that was awesome.
"a 30-minute program that will focus on the backstage goings-on at her popular talk show, "Chelsea Lately" Sounds like a rip off of 30 Rock, and according to the article, also a rip off of Curb!
That is great news, Chelsea is hilarious and blunt.
Too bad we don't get E channel in Canada....darn.
I love Chelsea!! She is a breath of fresh air on t.v and I can't wait for this show to go on the air!! All three of her books are hilarious as well! She should have her own reality show.
I agree, she is really pretty funny but lots of people don´t get the humor. If you don´t have a cetain amount of active brain cells it will be too much of a challeange.
I find her funny, but calling someone who doesn't stupid reminds me of that political party that cannot be disagreed with or they call you either stupid, racist, or both. It's okay to find her funny, not funny or something in between and be perfectly fine. Only name-callers are stupidheads.
Am I the only person in the world who refuses to watch "reality" (emphasis on quotation marks) shows?!
It baffles me that anybody finds her funny. I would laugh if she were disemboweled on screen, otherwise she makes me want to stab my eyes out with a fork.
You should watch more than and save us all the trouble...
Could not agree more! She is definitely unfunny & overrated.
And we could watch a movie on that forehead!
I totally disagree, but I guess we all have different senses of humor. Apparently I am not alone based on millions of fans who watch her show, got to her live shows and buy her books!
So? What's holding you back?
She's as funny as diaherra but without the upside. (weightloss)
Trevor – I hear they're having a sale on forks at Walmart. Buy plenty and use them immediately!!!
Trevor – I agree with you that I fail to see her 'humor', but dude! a little over-board there! Just change the channel!
Damian – just because millions shop at Walmart and watch reality shows apparently make those ok, too, huh?
Raultx- If you have to explain it, it's not funny.
She's OK in a controlled environment when she has to read other writers stuff. Own her own, she is nothing more than bus tub juice.
As with other jobs she has got in th epast, I wonder who she is screwing around with to have gotten this job.
She and Ted (the head of E!) broke up quite some time ago. For him to give her another show, she must bring in a lot of money.
YES! I love her! Can't wait for this new show, it's going to be hilarious!!
Still no availability in Canada – not one network here is picking her up since E! went off the air in Canada.
Chelsea is sometimes so out of control funny I wheeze with laughter
no big loss Canada, She is about as funny as a wet pack of matches that don't light up.
Uh, she sucks. There is not one funny thing about her or her act. Saw her in concert and we asked for our money back. All she could talk about was how she smeared chocolate cake on the bed sheets to look like she pooped in the bed. Hmmm.
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