L., The Bernie Mac Show, My Wife and Kids, and The Practice. and Scarborough Country, as well as a correspondent on The Tonight Show.
She hosted the first episode of the reality TV show On the Lot, but quit before the second episode aired, saying later that she left, "Because I smelled the disaster happening before it did." The show, produced by Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett, was a competition for aspiring filmmakers vying for a chance at stardom. Handler was replaced by former Robin & Company entertainment anchor, Adrianna Costa.
In April 2006, Handler began hosting The Chelsea Handler Show on E! In 2007, Handler performed with Comedy Central's Hour Stand-Up Comedy Tour across the United States.
Her stand-up comedy has also been televised on VH1's Love Lounge, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, and HBO's broadcast of the Aspen Comedy Festival.
For what it’s worth, Handler is Jewish, as she reminds you many times in “Chelsea Does …
Though she’s grappling with the role of race in her comedy, she mostly remains unrepentant.
Handler has been criticized for a number of race-related jokes.
There was the time she had her “Chelsea Lately” sidekick Chuy — a little person whose role on the show was seen by some as exploitative — dress as Hitler.
He was the sidekick of host Chelsea Handler on the talk show Chelsea Lately during its run from 2007 to 2014.
On the show, he usually relayed comedic relief and was the topic of many of her jokes.