Chelsea Handler: ‘Sean Spicer is my favorite person on the planet’

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Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show has a new season – go here to see the trailer. Basically, it just seems like her old E! show, but now she curses at minor political figures AND celebrities. I always believed that Handler would have loved a bigger platform and to be taken seriously as a political comedian, but no one was buying it except for Netflix. Like, she wanted to do something like The Daily Show but all she could get was a Netflix show that few people watch. So, keeping with her continued attempts to rebrand herself as a political comedian, Chelsea has been talking a lot about Emperor Bigly and his wife, Empress Bigly. Handler actually mocked Melania Trump for not being 100% fluent in English and for speaking with an accent which… is the least offensive thing about Melania Trump. Anyway, what else does Handler have to say?

She always watches Sean Spicer’s daily briefings: “Sean Spicer is my favorite person on the planet. Every press briefing, I mean, I miss my morning meeting now because the press briefing’s at the same time. I’m like, ‘You guys, I’m sorry — I gotta be with my spicy baked potato and watch him have diarrhea as he mounts that dais. I mean, what a mess. He is a disaster! It’s like, what are you doing? This ship is sinking. You better jump off.”

She doesn’t watch Fox News: “I don’t watch Fox News too often because sometimes it makes me really angry.”

She thinks we’re witnessing the last days of Bigly: “Watching this administration go down and fall apart at the seams is one of the most enjoyable times of my life. Because he’s such a bad person and the people who are around him are so bad. To watch bad people get their comeuppance is a really, really satisfying feeling.”

She’s worried that Trump will be impeached before her season is over: “I kind of don’t want it to end too quickly, do you know what I’m saying? Now I’m like, ‘Wait, wait, wait, wait — I don’t want it to be over so soon.’ We’ve gotten so spoiled.”

[From EW]

Such a wit, right? I get that political comedy is difficult, but why would anyone look to Chelsea Handler for topical political humor when John Oliver, Seth Meyers and Samantha Bee are in the world? I also feel like she’s celebrating The Demise of Bigly way too early. Like, I don’t think he’s going to make it a full year in office, but I’m so focused on the daily rage of this administration to ever brush it off, like, “Oh, I hope he doesn’t get impeached this summer, the comedy is so good!” I’ll take a functioning government over good political comedy any day.

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  1. Shambles says:

    She’s just as gross as any of them.

    And shut up about impeachment, Chelsea, you of all people will jinx it. I can’t stand her.

    • Amanda says:

      Oh Chelsea
      I wonder what she thinks of spicers disgusting holocaust comments being half jewish?
      There was a time where I really liked Chelsea when she first came out.
      I find her to be very real
      Now it’s just one dumb comment after the next

  2. kNY says:

    Her downfall is that she’s not funny. She says outrageous things sometimes to get attention, but she can in no way hold the attention with comedy.

    • Dizzie says:

      Agree totally. I followed her on Twitter for a while cuz I liked the round table of comedians on her original show. Like kNY says, she is not funny; her writers are and they deserve credit. Her tweets were also poorly constructed, and at times riffs on things already said in the twitterverse. I admit to tweeting without my glasses on and regret it afterwards: autocorrect/ proof reading. I don’t know if that is her situation but, where’s the wit?

  3. jess1632 says:

    Her answers sounds like that of a high school student “Fox News makes me angry sometimes” ok but Chelsea expand on that thought or any thought here. My little sister is more eloquent than this!

  4. Laughy saphy says:

    Yea, I think her glee at watching the administration fall apart at the seams just demonstrates her enormous and obvious privilege. She’s not been negatively impacted by this administration, she won’t be, and her life won’t change regardless of the longevity of the administration. Also, her comedy is shit regardless of her topic, impeachment won’t change that.

  5. PunkyMomma says:

    Chelsea is trying really, really hard to switch up her image from rude and outrageous comic (?), to insightful political humorist. The joke’s on her.

  6. PIa says:

    She says racist things all the time but is still close friends with Sandra Bullock and Charlize Theron, who are mothers of black children. #NeverForget

    • Maya says:

      Exactly – anyone (Sandra & Charlize) who is best friends with a racist and someone who has no issues about people attacking children, well they are equally vile in my opinion.

      Sandra and Charlize aren’t true mothers to those adopted black children and I lost complete respect for them.

      • BrandyAlexander says:

        How dare you question someone being a real mother to their children based on the fact that they know someone you don’t like. I don’t see photos of Sandra or Charlize out on the town with Chelsea every night or read interviews where either of them call her a best friend. And even ion the are close, maybe they know her better than you. I read Leah Remini’s book and she said Chelsea really stepped up for her when she left Scientology when very few other people would. Maybe she’s a better friend then we know. Take off your Angie colored glasses and look at all the colors in the world instead of painting everything black or white.

      • doofus says:

        “Sandra and Charlize aren’t true mothers to those adopted black children”

        wow. harsh, and really not for you to judge.

      • Amanda says:

        Not suprised by this disgusting comment
        You need serious help Maya
        Now we are attacking and bringing two loved and adored children into this?

  7. bap says:

    She is just plain Trash.

  8. Maya says:

    So a white rich woman wants Trump to continue being a president so that SHE can get some comedy material out of it?

    Never mind that millions of people were, are and will be horribly affected by his term but as long as SHE is happy then it’s fine?

    Chelsea is ugly on the inside and outside and Karma is definitely taking care of her, career going downhill and she is taking her so called best friends with her as well.

  9. eggyweggs says:

    She’d have to improve a good bit for her humor to be labeled “sophomoric.”

  10. Luci Lu says:

    She thinks her “dry wit” brand of comedy is cool… is not; she always sounds bitter and annoying. She told Trevor Noah that she is so rich that she doesn’t need to work. Retire….you won’t be missed or remembered.

  11. Pinetree13 says:

    Did anyone else watch her on Bill Mahr? It was so cringeworthy. She is not funny!!!!! I could have made better quips as a guest and I’m someone who tends to choke under pressure.

  12. Heather says:

    @ Maya
    I’m so horrified that you would say something about two mothers who undoubtedly love their children dearly. PLEASE think before you speak