E! televises “Comedians of Chelsea Lately” but doesn’t promote it?

Chelsea Handler's long-term relationship with E! has not only been good for her own career, but also has provided a boon to many aspiring stand-up comedians who live in Los Angeles. Handler's Chelsea Lately includes a nightly roundtable panel in which she dishes about the celebrinews of the day with three of her friends in comedy. She has given them an additional TV credit boost with this summer's Friday-night series, Comedians of Chelsea Lately, which she hosts with her sidekick Chuy.

Tonight is the second week, featuring stand-up sets from Heather McDonald, John Caparulo and Whitney Cummings. Not that you would know that by going to, say, the E! network website. I tried looking for episode breakdowns and whatnot last week for the debut and came up empty. Certainly by now, they'd have something something, right? Here's what came up today when I entered "comedians of chelsea lately" in E!'s search bar:


To be fair, to the far far right of this screengrab, you can see that they did have a video clip from last week's debut to view. And if you root around on the Chelsea Lately pages, you can find some additional short clips (also on Hulu). But this show is not considered an actual show, according to E! Which is saying something, considering this is E! Is that what that "Awful Truth" button is for? I know that's not what that button is for, unfortunately, because I have been to this website before, and if I left my TV on E! around-the-clock, I may come across an ad for the show, but by then, I would have lost all sense of humanity.

But I won't leave you completely empty-handed…

Here are snippets of Jo Koy and Sarah Colonna from last week's debut.

Preview footage from Whitney Cummings, John Caparulo and Heather McDonald, airing tonight at 10:30 p.m.

Future Fridays will include Chris Franjola, Loni Love, The Sklar Brothers, Jen Kirkman, Guy Branum and Josh Wolf.

Sean L. McCarthy

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One thought on “E! televises “Comedians of Chelsea Lately” but doesn’t promote it?

  1. Come on Sean, this is E!. If they start promoting people with talent, what do you think would happen to the stars of all their shows?

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