Variety “comic to watch” Ali Wong lands role in Chelsea Handler comedy series

The new NBC comedy based on the life of comedian Chelsea Handler and starring former That ’70s Show star Laura Prepon Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea has added emerging funny-woman Ali Wong to its revamped cast. Wong has been confirmed to play Bianca, a child of immigrant parents and best friend of Chelsea (Prepon) from grade school, according to Deadline. This is a landmark for the San Francisco

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Variety comic-to-watch Thomas Middleditch lands role in “Hangover” scribe’s flick

Chicago-bred comedian Thomas Middleditch, recently named as Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” has landed a co-starring role in an upcoming movie, written by Scot Armstrong, who penned The Hangover Part II. This is Armstrong’s directorial debut. Middleditch, a regular at the Upright Citizens Brigade known for his extensive character work, will fellow comedian B.J. Novak in the comedy flick Road to Nardo. The story centers around two friends (Middleditch and

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Chelsea Handler to be cast in teen comedy flick, ‘Fun Size’

Looks like we’ll have to add yet another entry on our “Chelsea Handler is doing a crazy amount of projects” list. The Hollywood Reporter informs us that the comedienne is in talks to be cast in Fun Size, a teen comedy written by Colbert Report writer Max Werner. If she officially signs on, Handler will be playing the mother of a girl who loses her brother while trick-or-treating on Halloween.

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Will Roseanne Barr join Chelsea Handler’s new NBC show?

We’ve told you folks a lot about Chelsea Handler’s growing comedic empire, from her late night spinoffs to her pilots. It looks like another empress of comedy might be joining one of those many Handler projects. The Hollywood Reporter says that Roseanne Barr is talking with Handler about guest-starring on NBC’s midseason comedy Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea – as Handler’s aunt. She’d be joining That ’70s Show’s

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Chelsea Handler's "After Lately" renewed for second season

And the Chelsea Handler Comedy Dominance Train continues to roll! The comedian’s newest project to hit the air, After Lately — a mockumentary series centered around her staff at Chelsea Lately — has been re-upped for another season on E! “This series is comedic to its core and showcases Chelsea and her hilarious team in a fun and innovative way,” Lisa Berger, E!’s president of entertainment programming said in a

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Chelsea Handler’s “After Lately” premieres Sunday; watch a preview

The first of the many, many Chelsea Handler projects emerging this year has finally arrived. After Lately, a behind-the-scenes glance at the production staff behind E!’s Chelsea Lately, premieres Sunday on E! at 11pm EST. The first episode is a doozy: Handler offers a seat on her private plane to Cabo for the weekend, and the staff scramble à la Lord of the Flies to land the trip. Tune in

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Laura Prepon will play Chelsea Handler + first look at “After Lately”

In January, we told you folks about one of Chelsea Handler’s many projects, a pilot for NBC inspired by her own exploits from her 20s as told in Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. And the ball’s started rolling on the casting front for that show: Laura Prepon, most known for her role on That 70’s Show, will play the lead role, a single cocktail waitress who is rather

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We can barely keep up with Chelsea Handler and Whitney Cummings

Chelsea Handler might be the busiest comedienne on television right now. Days after E! announced their order for a pop culture commentary show (executive produced by Handler) and a behind-the-scenes exploration of Chelsea Lately, NBC has just announced they’ve picked up yet another Handler project. Based on her book, Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, the comedy stars a 20-something woman with rather open views about dating, friends and

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Chelsea Handler more powerful than Heidi Klum, Rachel Maddow, your mom

Comedian Chelsea Handler is powerful. Like, it’s official now. Forbes just named her as one of the ‘100 Most Powerful Women.’ To be exact, she’s the 33rd most powerful, which means she’s not nearly as powerful as Michelle Obama or Oprah Winfrey, but she does power over folks like Heidi Klum and Rachel Maddow. At 35, Handler also made Forbes’ list of top-earning stand-up comics coming in fourth just behind

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The non-sex portion of Chelsea Handler's sex tape surfaces; here's a clip

Months ago, you’ll probably remember the Internet was all abuzz with talk of Chelsea Handler’s sex tape. Well, the folks at Radar have impeccable timing, clearly sitting on the next phase of the story until tonight, the day after Handler’s name is flooding the Web again for having hosted the MTV Video Music Awards last night. The veteran comic and nightly talk show host has addressed the sex tape on

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Jeff Dunham, Dane Cook, Chelsea Handler top Forbes list of highest paid comedians

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If you’re like me, you’ve probably never associated Forbes with stand-up comedy, but in a recent article, the online source of all things business has published a list of the top-earning stand-up comics in the past year (June 2009-June 2010). Collectively, the bunch made a whopping $165 million; here’s the breakdown: 1. Jeff Dunham, $22.5 million 2. Dane Cook, $21 million 3. Terry Fator,

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‘Chelsea Lately’ comedian Heather McDonald pens book about losing her virginity

You may have seen Heather McDonald, a comedian on Chelsea Handler’s Chelsea Lately, doing impressions of the Real Housewives and the Kardashians. Like many of the show’s regulars, she’s becoming more and more of a recognizable name in comedy. Now she’s written a book celebrating the age old tradition, the rite of passage, if you will, of blue balling guys. McDonald’s book, You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again:

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Comedian Jo Koy, of Chelsea Lately, inks sitcom deal

It’s rare these days that comedians ink a deal with TV studios to create a sitcom based on their stand-up act, but Jo Koy has done it. The popular comic, mostly known these days for his frequent appearances as a panelist on Chelsea Lately, has just struck a deal with Warner Bros TV to develop a new show, according to Deadline.com. The sitcom will be based on Koy’s life as

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Loni Love: Love is in the air

With a comedy tour in full swing, her very own one-hour special entitled Loni Love: America’s Sister set to premiere on May 8 on Comedy Central followed by a DVD to hit the shelves June 1st – comedienne Loni Love is loving life. The Chelsea Lately panelist, radio co-host and self-proclaimed buffet lover took some time to talk to us, in New York, between an appearance on Fox and Friends

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