Comedian Chelsea Handler talks about celebrity gossip, pop culture and interviews celebrities while giving her audience something to laugh at. She is accompanied by her round table guests ... See full summary »
This show is fair in its attempt to be funny. Chelsea throws out some soft-ball jokes about race and gender that are along the lines of Carlos Mencia or Dave Chappelle in their triteness. Still, this show has some pretty inspired moments, such as the Internet clips, which are the best part of the show, and the frequent visits to the old folks home. Chelsea does have the potential to be very funny, if only she'd lay off the old-hat gags on race and gender, which are not really all that funny. She's best when she mixes self-deprecating humor with her bad-girl image. The scenes where she goes to a women's reading club or the self-defense class are the best examples of this, and really show off Chelsea's talents as a comedian.
This show seems like a quick-fix replacement for the ill-fated "Taradise," and that's a shame. I hope Chelsea will hone in her skills more acutely and make this show improve. She does have talent, but this show doesn't fully show it. Still, it's my second-favorite show on E! after the excellent and far-superior "The Soup."
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