HANDLER: It was one of the ridiculous highlights of my career.
KING: Is that one of the highlights of your career?
The 36-year-old stand-up has bucked the splintering, niche-audience trend of the past decade to develop herself into a bona fide, genre-spanning brand. National touring comedian and proud mother of spinoff shows and tours.
National voice of the weekly girls night out — that now-standard ceremony of cocktails and conversation held in the name of female bonding.
As recently as 2007, she was playing comedy clubs like Denver’s Comedy Works.
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.
CHELSEA HANDLER, TALK SHOW HOST: You think that's funny? HANDLER: First of all, look at my forehead you dumb [ bleep ], OK? HANDLER: Somebody didn't just wake up looking this magical. What kind of woman sleeps with her boss, then breaks up with him and keeps her job?
Her new book "Chelsea, Chelsea, Bang Bang." We have the book right here in our hands. As a first world country [the US] has an obligation to the rest of the world to be broader in our thinking.I want people from different countries to come over here.That’s a lot of folks coming out to see her talk about sex, booze and boozy sex.Chelsea Handler is onstage at a New Jersey concert arena, complaining about one of her politically incorrect pet peeves: names African-Americans give their babies.So if someone says: “I don’t want to talk about my husband or my kids” then forget it, because that’s your life. ] show, I interviewed a lot of reality stars and I’d always drift off, thinking about what I was going to eat later because they were so uninteresting.