Chelsea Handler Signs with Netflix
Chelsea Handler will bring her brand of outspoken humor to Netflix starting in 2016. According to Yahoo, it’s been confirmed that Handler agreed to a multi-tiered deal including a stand-up special, docu-comedy specials and Netflix’s first-ever talk show. “If I was going to continue working in this industry, I knew I had to do something outside the box to keep myself interested. I wanted to sit with the cool kids at lunch so I approached Netflix to make sure they were as cool as I thought they were, and when I confirmed my suspicions, like with any other future lover, I made my move,” Handler said, announcing the news Thursday, adding: “I’m more excited than I’ve been in a while, and the team at Netflix is the most forward thinking, alert group I’ve sat down with in ages. No offense to the Shahs Of Sunset.”
The deal begins with taping Handler’s next special based off her most recent tour, Uganda Be Kidding Me, at the Harris Theater in Chicago June 20th.