My new favorite program is The Chelsea Handler Show
on E! I laughed myself silly
last weekend when I watched her series premiere. Handler's show is a combination of her stand-up and comedy sketches.
She did a sketch with celebrity impersonators that spoofed Jon Favreau's Dinner for Five
on IFC. She asked the
Tom Cruise impersonator how long it takes alien babies to hatch and wondered whether "that closet you're in locks
from the inside". She also did a hilarious interview with a couple that had a one night stand, and you can see it
here on YouTube
(the quality of
the video isn't great). There's also
of her stand-up routine at The Hollywood Improv in LA, but warning: it's not clean. Her comedy is
self-deprecating, but also takes some shots at all sorts of minority groups. It's gutsy comedy that ends up being
really funny, yet slightly uncomfortable. The best kind!
Who is Chelsea Handler? I wondered that myself (after I stopped laughing). She was on Girls Behaving Badly
on Oxygen, and she's a correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Funny, she seems more like a
Letterman gal. She also wrote a book called My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands. There's more
information about her on her personal website and her MySpace
The Chelsea Handler Show airs at 10:30 pm on Fridays on E!
I highly recommend you check it out.