- Chelsea Lately
Chelsea Lately Genre Talk show Written by Chelsea Handler
Presented by Chelsea Handler
Narrated by Mike Rock Country of origin United States Language(s) English No. of seasons 3 No. of episodes 811 (as of November 15, 2011) Production Executive producer(s) Chelsea Handler
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup Running time 22–24 minutes Production company(s) Borderline Amazing Productions Broadcast Original channel E! Picture format 480i (NTSC)
1080i upconverted (HDTV)
Original run July 16, 2007– present Chronology Related shows The Chelsea Handler Show
External links Website
Chelsea Lately is an American late night comedy talk show hosted by comedian Chelsea Handler on E!. The show debuted on July 16, 2007, and is produced by Handler's production company, Borderline Amazing Productions. It is taped in Los Angeles, California.
On November 15, 2011, it was announced that the show's run has been extended through 2014.
The series has one spin-off, After Lately, which premiered in early 2011.
Handler was approached to host her own late night talk show, but stated she was skeptical of the idea of her own show. Chelsea Lately premiered on July 17, 2007 at 11:30 p.m.
Chelsea Lately has been renewed through 2014.
Chelsea Lately is presented in a half-hour format, and is broadcast Monday through Friday at 11:00 p.m ET/PT, although the Friday show is frequently a re-run. Chelsea Lately opens cold and Handler performs a short stand-up monologue. The routine is usually focused on a topic from pop culture or current events, and may include a video clip or other visual aid. Over the opening credits, the announcer presents the topics of discussion, as well as the show's guest.
After the open, Handler will introduce the round table panel of three guests consisting of some combination of comedians, actors, or staff members. She lastly introduces the show regular, her diminutive assistant Chuy Bravo (born Jesus Melgoza) who sits in his own chair near the edge of the studio's stage. Handler then discusses the goings on in pop culture with the round table members, occasionally including Chuy whose comments are always one-liner jokes. After the round table ends, if there is a sketch in the episode, it plays next. Then, after returning from a commercial break, Handler interviews a celebrity guest (or guests) for about six minutes each show. The show then closes with either another very short monologue (essentially Handler delivering a one-liner) or with a small segment like "Fat Baby" with pictures shown for comedic value. Handler and her sidekick Chuy then usually interact with the audience as the closing credits and music plays.
Handler's assistant, Chuy Bravo, along with sitting across from the round table, often participates alongside Handler in video segments for the show.
There have been occasional in-set performances and animals have been brought in on set.
Round table regulars include:
- Bill Bellamy
- Matt Braunger
- John Caparulo
- Sarah Colonna
- Lavell Crawford
- Whitney Cummings
- Dov Davidoff
- Fortune Feimster
- Greg Fitzsimmons
- Chris Franjola
- Ben Gleib
- Chris Hardwick
- Kevin Hart
- Moshe Kasher
- Jen Kirkman
- Jo Koy
- Natasha Leggero
- Bobby Lee
- Dan Levy
- Loni Love
- Mo Mandel
- Joe Matarese
- Ross Mathews
- Heather McDonald
- Rove McManus
- T. J. Miller
- Arden Myrin
- Jim Norton
- Greg Proops
- Randy and Jason Sklar
- Ryan Stout
- Gary Valentine
- Jeff Wild
- Josh Wolf
- Brad Wollack
- Michael Yo
As of 2010[update], Chelsea Lately averaged 900,000 viewers per episode and attracts more women aged 18 to 34 than Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Last Call with Carson Daly.
As of October 2011[update], the highest-rated episode of Chelsea Lately garnered 1.8 million viewers: this was the October 10, 2011 episode hosted by Ross Mathews featuring Kendra and Hank Baskett. 
Specials and spin-offs
After Lately is a reality show that purports to show the behind-the-scenes goings on of Chelsea Handler's late Night talk show, Chelsea Lately. It is in fact a semi-scripted parody of a reality show (in the vein of shows such as The Larry Sanders Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm) in which the various cast members, writers, crew, and even 'hangers-on' of Chelsea Lately are shown bickering and arguing over mostly trivial and petty matters, and competing for show air time and personal approval from Chelsea. Handler herself usually appears in very few scenes of the program and is always portrayed as having open and utter disdain for everyone beneath her. The series premiered on March 6, 2011 and consisted of eight episodes. After Lately was renewed for a second season on May 5, 2011.
Comedians of Chelsea Lately
A special titled Comedians of Chelsea Lately premiered on August 14, 2009 and lasted four weeks. The special consisted of Chelsea Lately round-table regulars such as Loni Love, Jo Koy and among others performing their comedy stand up routines. The stand up routines lasted for about 6 to 9 minutes in length.The first airing of the special had round-table regulars Guy Branum, Sarah Colonna and Chris Franjola performing.
Chelsea Lately Bloopers
A Chelsea Lately special entitled Chelsea Lately Bloopers aired on Tuesday December 22, 2009. It featured new bloopers, deleted scenes and outtakes from the round table and guest interviews.
During the June 20, 2011 episode, while discussing Amy Winehouse's poorly received performance at a concert in Belgrade, Handler read a statement by Serbian Defense Minister Dragan Šutanovac calling Winehouse's performance a "shame and a disappointment". Handler then stated, "Well, so is your country". The comment has since drawn criticism, with requests for Handler to apologize for the comment. A Facebook page and change.org petition have also been created calling for a boycott of Handler and E! until a public apology is given. Handler has yet to comment on the matter. On June 25, 2011, Serbian Ambassador to United States, Vladimir Petrović, sent a letter to Bonnie Hammer, president of NBCUniversal Cable (which oversees the E! network), describing Handler's act as "inappropriate, distasteful, and just plain bad humor".
In the UK, the local version of E!, different than the one in rest of Europe, shows Chelsea Lately on a daily basis. In difference to the European version this feed also includes same day productions The Soup and the full 30 minute version E! News which are not on elsewhere in Europe.
Chelsea Lately is also broadcast daily on the E! Network in Australia, and New Zealand. Chelsea Lately was broadcast in Canada on E! Entertainment System through September 2009 and beginning in November 2010, on CTVglobemedia's Star! network.
Region Network(s) Regional Title Arab World E! Chelsea Lately Argentina E! Chelsea Lately Australia E! Australia Chelsea Lately Brazil E! Brazil Chelsea Lately Canada E! Canada Chelsea Lately Chile E! Latino Chelsea Lately Colombia E! Latino Chelsea Lately New Zealand E! New Zealand Chelsea Lately Serbia E! Serbia Chelsea Lately Peru E! Latino Chelsea Lately Europe E! Europe Chelsea Lately Mexico E! Latino Chelsea Lately South Africa E! South Africa Chelsea Lately United Kingdom E! United Kingdom Chelsea Lately Israel E! Israel Chelsea Lately Ireland E! Ireland Chelsea Lately United States/Puerto Rico E! Chelsea Lately
Year Result Award Category 2009 Winner Teen Choice Award Choice Late-Night Talk Show 2010 Nominated People's Choice Awards TV Talk Show
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