Chelsea Handler is known across the world for being a very outspoken and upfront stand-up comedian and talk show host. She got her start in comedy by performing on stages across the United States. She moved by herself from New Jersey to Los Angeles at just 19 years old to pursue this career in comedy. In addition to performing comedy, Handler writes for comedy, publishing best-selling books “My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands", "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea" and "Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang". With all her success in comedy, she is most known for her first talk show on the E! Network, “Chelsea Lately”, where she talked about celebrity gossip, popular culture, and interviewed celebrities while accompanied by a roundtable of guest comedians. The show continued for eight seasons until Handler decided to move to a new medium with Netflix. The same year her show ended, she released a comedy special, “Uganda Be Kidding Me Live”. Continuing her relationship with Netflix, Handler then produced and starred in a four-episode docuseries about marriage, racism, Silicon Valley, and drugs. The documentary acted as a teaser for her new talk show “Chelsea”, which is the first talk show to stream across the world while Handler interviews celebrities, academics, and experts to educate herself on important issues. Her show started in May 2016 and is currently in its second season, following Chelsea as she continues to explore and learn new things about the world.
While Chelsea travels the world, she certainly isn’t shy to explore and discuss drugs, including marijuana. In “Chelsea Does Drugs”, Handler consumes marijuana a number of times in the form of edibles during a five-course cannabis-infused meal with some friends and with marijuana advocate and cultivator Willie Nelson. After smoking with Willie Nelson, Handler says she was high for two days, “ I literally couldn’t open one of my eyes. His weed, he has his own line of weed for those of you who like, weed and you smoke weed with him… The worst part is as an interviewer I’m supposed to be interviewing him and I’m talking to him, and I didn’t take into account that I was gonna be completely, you know, disabled. So as we’re talking I’m like ‘Oh my god, what am I going to say next?’”