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I am fairly indifferent to Chelsea Handler; that is to say I have seen a couple of clips from her talk show, noticed her name come up in a couple of Pajiba posts, and didn’t really have any strong feelings toward her one way or the other. Like most comedians I’ve listened to, she does the seemingly self-deprecating thing that really (probably) indicates a healthy ego while ostensibly maintaining an air of humility that nobody buys. As evidenced by my writing, I’m hardly qualified to attempt more than a cursory glance at anyone else’s psyche, BUT…please indulge me while I poke fun back at Chelsea in the name of a little Friday humor?
Handler recently spoke at the Forbes Women’s Summit, where she talked about leaving her Chelsea Lately E! series (and gobs of cash) behind for a more intelligent series.
“I thought, This show isn’t as smart as me. I want to do a show that’s smarter than me.”
That show is her new Netflix series of “docu-comedy” specials: Chelsea Does Silicon Valley, Chelsea Does Marriage, Chelsea Does Racism, and Chelsea Does Ayahuasca. I’m sorry, Ayahu-what?
As it turns out, Ayahuasca is an hallucinogenic brew, and as part of her quest for intellectual superiority, Chelsea plans on sampling it — along with mushrooms, sleeping pills and Xanax. Er, okay? Whether or not her series proves smarter, at least Handler has the sense to be under medical supervision while experimenting. Chelsea says this particular episode aims to “…show what happens in your brain when you’re doing these things and how irresponsible some are, and how some are just, you know, real fun.”
Um. So, this is Chelsea’s…brain on drugs.
I feel smarter already!