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NFLX: Netflix Taps Chelsea Handler for Talk Show

The comedian will also get several stand-up specials


Netflix (NFLX) and Chelsea Handler are joining forces to share plenty of knowledge, culture and laughs with the rest of the world.

NFLXThe 39-year-old comedian is joining the streaming service for a series of stand-up specials and her own talk show. Handler is the host of the E! late night talk show Chelsea Lately which she will leave in August after a successful seven-year run.

The comedian is starting her Netflix partnership with a standup comedy special based on her current tour Uganda Be Kidding Me, slated for an October 10 release. The streaming service will then release four “docu-comedy specials” featuring Handler in 2015 which will touch on a variety of issues including politics, pop culture and sports.

She will also host a talk show starting in 2016 that will “encompass Chelsea’s unfiltered opinions on topical entertainment and cultural issues, as well as her signature guest interviews,” according to a statement by Netflix.

NFLX stock is down about 1.5% Thursday afternoon.

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