Ellen: Chelsea Handler Traveling
Chelsea Handler came by Ellen to talk about her Netflix series. Since she ended her talk show Chelsea Lately she’s been traveling around. Ellen showed a picture of Chelsea jumping off of a boat. Chelsea said she loves to jump off things. She’s scared of heights, which is why she loves jumping off of them, because then she can get away from the heights.
Ellen TV: Chelsea Handler Afraid of Snakes
Chelsea Handler said she’s really scared of snakes, which is why she wants to go to the Amazon.
“You don’t understand. It’s not a normal fear. Like I could go into shock,” she said.
Then Ellen reached her hand down behind the chair, like she was going to pull out a snake. Chelsea immediately got really scared and told her not to do it. Chelsea then joked it would be funny if Ellen pulled out a boa constrictor.
Chelsea said she feels compelled to go to the Amazon and really feels like she has to do it. She said she wants to face the fears. Ellen said it would be ironic if she got bit by a snake while she was there.
“It’d be like, ‘Ugh, this is what I thought might happen,”’ Ellen said.
Chelsea said she’s more scared of being strangled by a snake. Ellen said if that happened, they would show this interview right now in coverage of her death. Chelsea said they’re bringing cameras on the trip to the Amazon, so she promised that the video of her death would be sent to Ellen first if she were to die.
Ellen: Chelsea Handler Netflix Show
Chelsea said this wasn’t intended to be filmed for her new Netflix show, but if something great happens, it might show up in the show. The new show isn’t a talk show, it’s a show where she looks for things she doesn’t know and goes to learn about them.
Chelsea said she believes it’s important to learn things and that there’s no shame in asking questions about things that might make you look dumb.
“I didn’t know the moon was not the sun for a long time in my life. Okay? And that’s not something I’m proud of, but I really, truly, didn’t know that they weren’t the same thing. And I’m not going to pretend that I did,” she said.
Chelsea said she didn’t know that until “fairly recently.”
Chelsea Handler’s special Uganda Be Kidding is on Netflix right now. To encourage her studio audience to go see the special, Ellen gave them all a two-year Netflix subscription gift card.