Chelsea Lately (2007–2014)
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Sure, when the show first started it bombed, but that's because it wasn't as funny as it is now. The show has improved slowly but sure, til the point where they can get an average of 650k viewers per show--competing against Letterman and Leno. That's quite a feat.
She's a breath of fresh air- instead of asking boring questions to celebrity, she often asks them what people want to hear from them. The show also has some funny scripted segments, like the one where she's interviewing fake Jonas Brothers, Angie vs Jen and many others. However the best and funniest part of the show is the unscripted roundtable; where she, usually with 3 guests talk about celebrities.
This is honestly one of the best shows I've seen in a long time. Bravo to Chelsea and Chuy!
I think Chelsea is quite a hypocrite as well, I mean she mocks a lot of celebrities and makes fun of them, but what is different about her and her fake tan, cleavage and dye job?.
The moving background is annoying and is Chooey just there for her to make fun of? I get the feeling that all of the vapid, pathetic and brain dead shows like Sunset Tan, The Hills, Laguna Beach, My Sweet 16 etc because one week Chelsea will mock those shows and then get the air headed, annoying and disgusting wastes of space The Olly Girls on her show as guests.
In the end I think Chelsea is making fun of what she actually is, superficial and easy.
The first time I watched this poor excuse of a show I was a combination of unimpressed at an unfunny Jewish / money related comment, followed by embarrassed for Chelsea for the silence that followed from the audience. As I flicked through channels the next night I stumbled across her again - and at the exact same moment she made another similar comment...
Maybe it's time to get a new act?? The rest of her delivery isn't great anyway...
TV is a dismal wasteland, polluted with reality programs, left-and-right wing talking heads, UFO-conspiracy programs, and Steven Seagal movies. Chelsea Handler at least offers an amusing alternative. While not a brilliant show (some of the time it's not that funny), it's at least better than most of what's on TV. The interviews with B-list celebrities are sometimes a groan, but I prefer these to Jon Stewart fawning over politicians and pundits. Chelsea's "bad girl" image is a breath of fresh air, and oozes sexiness. I hope E! will continue to run with this show.
the show itself is pretty pathetic too. Its format is a round-table discussion where D-list celebrity guests talk about the most important news events of the day such as: "is Lindsay Lohan still drinking?" Stay clear of this show at all costs! If you want "real" racy comedy watch a Chappelle show re-run or an episode of South Park.