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

    On 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

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    Chelsea Handler calls Piers Morgan a ‘terrible interviewer’ on live TV (Video)

    Comedian Chelsea Handler has the Internet rejoicing over her #nofilter appearance on the cancelled-but-still-on-the-air Piers Morgan Live. Promoting her new book, Uganda Be Killing Me, Handler got into a tussle with Piers Morgan over his hosting skills, complaining about his bedside manner during commercials. “You’re a terrible interviewer,” she said on the live CNN talk show. The video clip features forced laughter by Morgan, a no-nonsense attitude from Handler, and

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    Chelsea Lately regular Jen Kirkman lands script deal with FX

    Chelsea Lately regular Jen Kirkman has landed a script deal with FX for Jen, a half-hour comedy written by and — if picked up — starring the stand-up comedian. The show would be set in Boston and would center on a woman in her mid-30s who is newly divorced and doesn’t want kids. The semi-autobiographical project would be close in theme to Kirkman’s best-selling book I Can Barely Take Care

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    Chelsea Lately comedian John Caparulo to release video and audio clips every month (Exclusive)

    Comedian John Caparulo, widely known for his appearances on Chelsea Lately, will begin releasing short video and audio clips in lieu of the traditional hour-long comedy special and album. Caparulo tells Laughspin this on the heels of his just-released second album and DVD Come Inside Me. “The idea started when I saw someone had a cell phone video of me on YouTube,” he tells Laughspin. “It was like a half

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    Checking in with Sarah Colonna and Jiffy Wild from Chelsea Lately (Interview)

    Simply by being crass, cranky, boozy and horny – Chelsea Handler has made a career out of pissing off America’s uptight moms. Handler’s crude wit and abrasive opinions are showcased weeknights on E!’s Chelsea Lately – where Handler and her roundtable comedic counterparts dissect pop culture news in such naughty ways that they transpire into off-camera feuds with silly geese like Kris Jenner and Matt Lauer. Since its debut in

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    The Laughspin Audio Interview with Sarah Colonna

    While in Montreal last week for the 30th anniversary of the Just For Laughs comedy festival, I got a chance to sit down with comedian Sarah Colonna, who was there, in part, to accept the honor of being named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch. In addition to headlining comedy clubs across the country, Colonna is also a writer and producer on Chelsea Lately (and therefore a co-star of

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    Chelsea Lately comedian Heather McDonald fronts Kotex ad campaign Stand Up for What’s Real

    Ladies, it’s time to get real … about our “cycles.” I hate to admit it, but there is a comedienne out there talking to people about periods – but this time, it’s ok. Chelsea Lately star, stand-up comedian and author Heather McDonald is fronting the new online campaign Stand Up for What’s Real in partnership with feminine care company Kotex, asking women to share their thoughts on the claims of

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    Whitney Cummings lands her own talk show on E!

    Although we don’t know yet if her NBC sitcom Whitney will be returning in the Fall, comedian Whitney Cummings will have at least one weekly onscreen gig. E! just announced that her new talk show Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings will premiere later this year alongside Joel McHale mainstay The Soup. Cummings’ new show will find the comedian dishing out her opinions on pop culture, celebrity gossip, relationships

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    Kristen Wiig, Stephen Colbert, Louis C.K., Chelsea Handler land on Time’s ‘Most Influential’ list

    Four comedians – Louis C.K., Chelsea Handler, Kristen Wiig and Stephen Colbert – made Time’s list of The 100 Most Influential People in World, which was unveiled today. These funny types join the likes of actors and actresses (e.g. Tilda Swinton, Claire Danes), musicians (e.g. Adele, Rihanna), journalists, politicians, tastemakers and more. Accompanying Time’s feature is a short tribute on each influential figure, written by some of the biggest names

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    The Laughspin interview with Jo Koy (Updated)

    For the last few years, comedian Jo Koy has turned into one of the country’s biggest draws in the world of stand-up comedy. A fixture on Chelsea Handler’s super popular nightly chat show Chelsea Lately and in the nation’s best comedy clubs, Koy’s latest project — his second hour-long special titled Lights Out — will premiere this Sunday on Comedy Central at 10 pm EST, and on April 3 the

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    Watch the full ‘After Lately’ season premiere; Jenny McCarthy guest stars

    If you didn’t catch the premiere of After Lately last night on E!, you missed a lot of action. Brad Wollack ends up pissing off the entire community of Autistic citizens– at least, that’s what Jenny McCarthy tells him. Chris Franjola finds out he might be a grandfather and Chelsea wants to buy Jen Kirkman’s friend’s dog for 10 grand. If you missed it or want to relive it, the

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    Photo challenge: Can you name everyone in Chelsea Handler’s posse?

    The easiest way to judge whether a television show is successful is to take a look at its ratings. The higher, the better if you didn’t know. Another tell-tale sign a show is doing well: when a completely separate second show about the making of the first show is created, and then aired for a season, and then picked up for another season. That’s the case with After Lately, one

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    Chelsea Handler inks a deal that will keep her on E! through 2014

    After years of stellar ratings within desirable demographics, an incredible cross-platform visibility and mentoring a small army of up and coming stand-up comedians, it should come as no surprise that E! has renewed Chelsea Handler’s contract through 2014. The new deal all comes down to Handler continuing to host and executive produce her late-night chat show Chelsea Lately, which has helped comedians like Whitney Cummings, Chris Hardwick, Loni Love, Sarah

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    “30 Rock” takes the place of “Community” and more changes in comedy at NBC

    NBC, the network responsible for most of today’s watch-worthy comedies, just announced that it would be shuffling some of its sitcoms around. And at first glance, the changes make sense. Let’s get the most important facts out of the way. Despite what you may have heard on Twitter, NBC is not cancelling Community and we have no reason to believe we won’t see the 22 episodes NBC promised viewers for

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    Chelsea Lately’s Sarah Colonna strikes a deal to produce new comedy for NBC

    Another one of Chelsea Handler’s comedy posse has landed a sweet television deal. Comedian Sarah Colonna, who writes for and appears on Chelsea Lately and co-stars in the show’s companion reality series After Lately, has signed on with NBC to write and executive produce a sitcom based on her upcoming book Life As I Blow It: Tales of Love, Life & Sex…Not Necessarily in that Order. The show — which

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