Facts about Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler Biography
Chelsea Handler is a stand-up comedian, cable TV host and the author of several books, including My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands (2005) and Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea (2008).
Handler grew up in New Jersey, and in the late 1990s moved to Los Angeles to start a career in comedy.
Early on, she landed TV guest appearances and a regular stint on the cable comedy show Girls Behaving Badly (2002).
Handler’s career began to take off in 2005, with the publication of her memoir and with occasional “reporting” segments for Jay Leno‘s The Tonight Show.
The next year she had her own show on the E! cable channel, The Chelsea Handler Show, which was followed in 2007 by Chelsea Lately, a late night talk show featuring Handler’s smart-aleck commentary on pop culture.
Like her contemporary Sarah Silverman, Handler specializes in raunchy comedy of the I-can’t-believe-she-said-that variety.
Besides her talk show, which ran on E! through 2014, Handler has done stand-up comedy tours, appeared in several television projects and published Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang (2010), and Hello Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea (2019).
Since 2010 Handler has been busy behind the scenes as a producer and developer of television shows.
In 2016 she had a talk show on Netflix (Chelsea), as well as a documentary series, Chelsea Does.