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.

Chelsea Handler Launching Netflix Talk Show 150x150 NFLX: Netflix Taps Chelsea Handler for Talk ShowThe 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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