Chelsea Handler’s Least Favorite Late Night Guest Is a ‘Pain in the A**’ Star
Chelsea Handler is an actress and comedian, who is well known to fans for her ability to write witty, thoughtful one-liners. She has hosted several talk shows over the past decade, including the hugely popular Chelsea Lately on E!
These days, Handler works as a political advocate, frequently posting on social media. She also recently debuted her latest special on HBO Max, proving that she is in entertainment to stay. Handler never holds back her thoughts and opinions, and in a 2014 interview, the comedian opened up about the worst guest that she ever welcomed to the set of Chelsea Lately.
What is Chelsea Handler best known for?
Born in 1975 and raised in a large family, Handler moved to California when she was nineteen in order to pursue a career in comedy. Handler received early recognition for her work in the TV series Girls Behaving Badly.
Still, it was another few years before Handler made it big, even as she worked in comedy clubs around California. In early 2006, Handler began hosting the TV series The Chelsea Handler Show on E! This began her long-running association with the network, as Handler would later go on to host the show Chelsea Lately, which premiered in 2007.
On Chelsea Lately, Handler would begin each show by performing a standup routine, before introducing her roundtable panel of guests, usually consisting of other comedians like Heather McDonald, Jo Koy, and Whitney Cummings.
After a short discussion about news of the week, Handler would often interview a celebrity guest. Over the years, Handler interviewed a wide variety of guests, from Lindsay Lohan to members of the Kardashian family. However, a few guests, in particular, really stood out — and in a 2014 interview, Handler opened up about her least-favorite of those guests.
Chelsea Handler revealed that Russell Brand was her least favorite ‘Chelsea Lately’ guest
In a 2014 interview with Grazia Magazine, Chelsea Handler revealed that English actor and comedian Russell Brand was her least-favorite guest on Chelsea Lately. ”The only person who was a pain in the a** was Russell Brand. I would never want him back,” Handler stated. “He stopped all of our production schedules because he needed three espressos before he could even come on for his interview.”
After slamming Brand as her worst guest in the history of the show, she also admitted that she is not really interested in the Kardashians and that she was ready to do things a little differently in her next television venture.
Who is Russell Brand?
Handler probably isn’t the only one who has a lot to say about Russell Brand. Over the years, the English-born comedian has made headlines on a number of occasions.
Early on in his career, Brand became popular after roles in movies such as Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and The Tempest. His short-lived marriage to Katy Perry made him a media sensation — but after they divorced, Brand’s career took a rapid nosedive.
In 2013, he was thrown out of an awards show after allegedly imitating the Nazi march across the stage. He has also received criticism for being open about his supposed addiction to both sex and pornography, and for making hoax calls to police.
These days, Brand lives a slightly lower-profile life, although he is still active in the entertainment industry through a podcast that he hosts. Still, it seems safe to say that Brand won’t be collaborating with Chelsea Handler on any projects in the near future.