Girl Behaving Badly

Standup’s latest superstar emerges full-blown. Sort of.

Seriously, exactly where did Chelsea Handler come from? One day she was a virtual unknown, then suddenly there she was, all blond and tall and likable, turning the tired late-night talk-show circuit on its ear with her E! sarcasm-fest, Chelsea Lately. It’s like she never even paid her dues on Oxygen’s Girls Behaving Badly, as a Tonight Show correspondent, or all over Comedy Central and HBO. Or that she proved her biting wit was capable of transcending both television and standup stages with not merely one but two New York Times best-sellers (involving alcohol and sleeping around, natch). And it’s certainly not like her In the Motherhood Internet series with Leah Remini and Jenny McCarthy was recently given a huge vote of confidence by moving into midseason development at ABC.

Though Handler’s Chelsea Lately sidekick Chuy Bravo won’t be on hand, Heather “Long Boobs” McDonald will open and Handler will serve up attitude to spare when she headlines Dodge Theatre.


Sat., Dec. 6, 8 p.m., 2008
 
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