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Chelsea Handler on Never Hosting 'SNL': They Blew Me Off

Chelsea Handler on Never Hosting 'SNL': They Blew Me Off

Chelsea Handler is speaking out about being blown off by the producers of Saturday Night Live after they asked her to host the show and never came through with an official offer.

“They said, ‘You’re gonna host.’ I was doing Radio City Music Hall that night… They’re gonna hate that I’m talking about this right now, but I really don’t have a problem with that. So they said, ‘Oh, we have to have you host.’ My agent called, he said, ‘You’re hosting SNL. They’re gonna give you a date in the fall.’ And then it never happened,” the 39-year-old comedian said in a HuffPost Live interview.

After that first opportunity fell through, she was asked to host again when her book “Uganda Be Kidding Me” was released this year.

“I said, ‘OK, great. Well, they blew me off last time, I don’t know what the issue was.’ And I think the thing I heard was something like … the writers have a problem anytime we bring on a comedian, which is complete nonsense,” Chelsea said. “I mean, Sarah [Silverman]‘s hosted, Lena Dunham hosted it.”

“I feel bad for people who can’t just say, ‘Listen, you’re just not our cup of tea,’” she said.

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  • bap

    Get over it! You are overrated!

  • Diedre

    Why would they have her host? She’s not the least bit funny.

  • Manalto

    Gee, I wonder why they didn’t want her deadpan expression and snide comments on a sketch comedy show. What a mystery.

  • sx

    the last option should have been “I don’t care”

  • CleoD

    So…let me get this straight JJ…336 people ‘voted’ in your little ‘should handler, or should handler NOT host SNL,’ poll…(which shows Handler prevailing with 54% to host SNL) ….and yet there are only 4 posts in the handler SNL thread, with all of them trashing her, saying what we all know to be true – that she isn’t funny. Something doesn’t add up. Did her agent buy a winning poll from you JJ?

  • http://Justjared One Boob

    How the mighty has fallen, could not have happened to a better person.
    Now she is slagging reality TV stars, when she is no better having slept with the married boss at E, to get her show, then dumping him when she thought she was the bomb.
    E fired her, she knew her contract was not being renewed, and her Agent lying saying she has seven offers on the table, not surprisingly that turned out to be a big fat lie.
    Then she was posing with a CBS logo, giving the impression that she was going to get Craig Ferguson’s show, CBS shot down that rumor in less than twelve hours.
    If not for NetFlix, she would not have been hired to be a dog catcher, and her lousy TV comedy show did not even last the season.
    Now she is so desperate, showing her saggy boob, first time it is a shock, now it is a habit, why look at a forty-six droppy breast, when you can look any magazine and see better.

  • Anth horn

    Completely agree with the above she is a complete liar if you listen to her on her latest howard stern interview she clearly states that she only kissed this man on the boat she chartered then she goes on Obie and Jim Weston’s radio show and claims to have slept with him and you can tell by her voice she realises she has slipt up there is no way she is getting much action in the bedroom department she always changes her stories if you listen to the interviews she does.

  • Kay

    1) You’re not funny. In the least. Your “humor” makes people cringe.
    2) You’re not famous. Why the hell would anyone bother tuning in?
    3) You seem like you’re about as fun to work with as a case of Herpes.