Chelsea Handler tells Conan O’Brien ‘I’m retiring’ (Video)

Chelsea Handler on ConanOn tonight’s Conan, Chelsea Handler visits Conan O’Brien and breaks some pretty shocking news. When O’Brien asks about the news that Handler is leaving her hugely successful late-night series Chelsea Lately on E!, Handler confirms and then says, “Yeah, I’m retiring.” But it’s not as bad as it sounds. O’Brien responds, “You’re not going to retire!.”

“Well, I’m just done with that show,” Handler says with a laugh. “I just have to move on. I get very bored. I’ve been there a long time— seven great years. I had a great time but I’m ready to take a little bit of a break.” And what about the rumor that Handler will bring a late-night style show to Netflix? “No, I haven’t made any decisions about what I’m doing,” Handler tells O’Brien. “Everything that’s printed about me is a lie…everything’s an option.”

The veteran comedian is currently in the middle of a 31-date stand-up comedy tour in support of her fifth book, Uganda Be Kidding Me…., which continues in Kansas City on May 2. Handler will leave Chelsea Lately after her contract expires at the end of this year. Although the New York Post reports that Handler is very close to closing a deal with streaming video service Netflix, Handler says it’s simply not true. Watch a clip from Handler’s appearance from tonight’s Conan below!

Sign up to get funny daily videos and headlines delivered to your inbox every day!

Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud for all the latest comedy news, audio clips and more! Listen to the most recent episode below!

Dylan P. Gadino

Dylan is the founder and editor emeritus of Laughspin.

WP-Backgrounds Lite by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann 1010 Wien