Born in Livingston, New Jersey, to a Jewish father and Mormon mother, Chelsea Handler is the youngest of six children…all good material for a career in comedy.
Chelsea recently broke into the world of male-dominated late-night talk shows with her new E! Entertainment series, “Chelsea Lately,” which premiered on July 16. Airing weeknights at 11:30 p.m., the series provides Chelsea with the perfect showcase for what she does best: comment on pop culture and entertainment news while interacting with the public. The daily program offers a tongue-in-cheek look at entertainment news, celebrity truths and rumors that just won't die, and other hot topics of the day. Bringing refreshing new energy to the late night arena, “Chelsea Lately” is an authentic and hilarious commentary on the celebrity culture around us.
As one of the nation’s fastest-rising female stand-ups, Chelsea has performed to sold-out audiences at venues and festivals everywhere, including the Montreal Comedy Festival and the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Her comedy intermixes fearless honesty, ironic riffs and self-deprecations with no shortage of material. Last March, her first half-hour stand-up special, airing on Comedy Central, was a ratings hit. She has made several appearances on “The Tonight Show,” guest-hosted on “The View” and has appeared on “Late Night with David Letterman.”
More information on Chelsea can be found on her official MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/chelseahandler