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How Fortune Feimster Went From Entertainment Blogger to Breakout Comedian

Fortune Feimster is currently at a big crossroads in her career. The North Carolina-born standup, improviser, and sitcom actor competed in Last Comic Standing in 2010, has regularly appeared on Chelsea Lately since 2011, and joined the cast of Tina Fey's Fox pilot Cabot College this year, not to mention her recent standup sets on This Is Not Happening and Conan as well as bit parts on 2 Broke Girls and Workaholics. With the end of Chelsea Lately in August and the fate of the Fey pilot still unknown, Feimster's new Comedy Central standup special — a unique mix of self-deprecation, Southern mother tales, and unexpected bouts of [...]

CBS Denies That They're in Talks with Chelsea Handler to Take Over 'Late Late Show'

Despite the rumors, CBS is not in talks to have Chelsea Handler take over The Late Late Show for Craig Ferguson. Last week, The Wrap reported that Handler has been in negotiations for the job and last night, Handler posted a photo to Instagram of herself with a stack of papers with the CBS logo on one with the caption "Business meeting." CBS told Splitsider in a statement, "There are no discussions with Chelsea Handler regarding the network’s 12:30 late night broadcast. Her meeting with CBS yesterday was a general meeting with our syndication group."

Handler announced last month that she's leaving her long-running E! late [...]

Talking to Jen Kirkman About Stand-Up, Misogyny on Twitter, and Her New Book

Jen Kirkman isn’t asking you to agree with her decision to not have kids. Just quit grilling her about it.

That’s the main point she’s trying to get across in her very funny new book: I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids.

The book is a first for Kirkman, an LA-based comic best known for her Funny or Die Drunk History sketches and, most recently, as a writer and panelist on Chelsea Lately. Like her popular standup act, whose die-hard fans include Paul F. Tompkins, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself includes hilarious perspectives and anecdotes about the confrontations she’s [...]

Kevin Hart Subbed for Chelsea Handler; Still Hates Dolphins

Kevin Hart is currently killing it. He's one of the biggest stand-ups working, he's getting tons of movie roles, and last night he was asked to sub for Chelsea Handler as the host of Chelsea Lately. Yet, despite all of this grown-up success, he still maintains a child-like fear of dolphins. As you can see below, as soon as Joy Bryant brought up the ocean, he couldn't wait to bring up his grudge against dolphins. It's pretty impassioned. It's ruined his appreciation of almost 50% of lower back tattoos. Dolphins, however, have remained eerily silent thus far about what they think of Hart.

Chelsea Handler Reportedly in Talks with Netflix for New Show

Not long after CBS denied they were in serious talks with Chelsea Handler for a potential late night talk show, the New York Post reports that the Chelsea Lately host has reached a deal with Netflix for a show, though the format has "yet to be decided." Variety, however, reports from another anonymous source that "the talks were early and that nothing official had been signed" as of last week, though Handler has been very vocal since announcing her forthcoming E! departure that she'd love to take her show to the streaming service either as a late night-style series or taped version of a Sirius [...]

Chelsea Handler Plans to End Her E! Talk Show

THR reports that after eight years on the air, Chelsea Lately host Chelsea Handler plans to end her E! channel talk show when her contract with the network expires at the end of 2014. According to her manager Irving Azoff, Handler — who has long been dissatisfied with the network and recently told Howard Stern it was a "sad, sad place to live" — is working on plans to leave at the end of the year and already has "at least seven suitors and many ideas." Azoff said that Handler's new presence could include a radio show or a new late night-style show on another network or digital [...]

Jack Black and Kyle Gass Talk About "Festival Supreme"

Here's Tenacious D, Jack Black and Kyle Gass, talking to Chelsea Lately guest host Dave Grohl last night about their upcoming giant comedy rock event Festival Supreme, which will be pretty great as long as they get more than one band (themselves) to agree to play.

Marc Maron Was on 'Chelsea Lately', Which Is A Funny Place for Marc Maron to Be

Marc is a great comedian but you don't really think of him as the type of comedian who sasses it up with Chelsea Handler. Yet, look at him go! He put that Southern toe sucker in his place and got applause doing so. Next week he'll be back to talk about bikini waxes and Katie Holmes's haircut and the late 90s New York City alternative comedy scene.

Watch T.J. Miller Guest Host 'Chelsea Lately'

Comedian T.J. Miller guest hosted E!'s Chelsea Lately Tuesday night, and here's a clip of his opening segment, which involves him donning drag for a Chelsea Handler impression and to hock her new book, Uganda Be Kidding Me. Check out Miller interviewing Wiz Khalifa below:

Jen Kirkman Is Developing a New Comedy for FX as a Starring Vehicle for Herself

Jen Kirkman is working on a new show for FX. The LA-based standup and Chelsea Lately regular has sold the network a script for a new comedy called Jen that she will potentially create and star in, Deadline reports. Jen follows a recently-divorced woman in her mid-30s who once did everything she was expected to but is now doing whatever she wants. Right now, Kirkman only has a script deal with FX, meaning that the network has yet to greenlight a pilot or a series. Kirkman is executive producing the project alongside Chelsea Handler. Kirkman is a regular on Paul F. Tompkins's podcast (The Pod F. Tompkast) and the [...]

Will Ferrell Knows What to Do with Chicks

Man, he really gives it to those chicks. (Though you can tell he doesn't feel comfortable eating the chicken nugget.) Those chicks probably won't walk straight for weeks because they're babies and are all wobbly and generally walk circuitously. Despite his success with chicks, in the clip below, Chelsea Handler isn't buying his ability with the chicks, like human lady chicks.

The Warm World of Warm-Up Comedians

In their recent comedy issue, Backstage looked at the oft unappreciated role of the warm-up comedian. Comedians like Brody Stevens and Jimmy Pardo discuss warming-up shows like Conan and Chelsea Lately. It's a good warm-up read, if you're planning on reading a longer piece about talk shows.