It has recently been announced that Chelsea Handler and Netflix are to team up to provide a new approach to the Talk Show format which is to be shown through the world’s leading TV Network, Netflix.
As Netflix look to presenting a new view on the late night talk show for its on demand audience, it will premier Handler’s first one hour stand-up comedy performance on the 10th October. The show will be based on her very popular, and already sold out show, “Uganda Be Kidding Me”
In 2015 she will be joined by her partners in Borderline Amazing, Tom Brunelle and Brad Wollack when she creates and produces 4 new stand-up, docu-comedies on a variety of topics covering NASCAR, the NBA draft, Silicon Valley and even politics.
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix explained, “The internet has disrupted many of the conventions of traditional television and together with Chelsea Handler, Netflix is looking forward to reimagining the late night talk show for the on-demand generation, starting with the late night part. Chelsea has built a huge following on tour, on nightly TV and through her best-selling books, and we can’t wait to introduce her breathtakingly honest and irreverent voice to our global membership.”
Chelsea Handler’s pedigree in the entertainment industry is without par.
One of Glamour Magazines Women of the year in 2011 as well as been featured in TIME Magazine’s annual TIME 100 recognising her successes as a bestselling author, actress, talk show host and comedian.
The recent release of her travel related fifth book “Uganda be Kidding Me” is her fourth book to debut at number 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. She is following up this success with the similarly named tour which includes 35 cities in the US and Europe.
Live appearances include talk show Chelsea Lately and the mocu-mentary After Lately and has appeared as a regular on the series Girls Behaving Badly, as well as on The Bernie Mac Show, My Wife and Kids, and The Practice. She is a regularly commentates on E! and Scarborough Country, and is a correspondent on The Tonight Show.
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On teaming up with Netflix she said, “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. 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.”