HBO Max Nabs Chelsea Handler Special For 2020

After touring in 2019, Chelsea Handler has plotted her next comedy move out of quarantine, and it’s not for Netflix.

HBO Max is getting Handler’s next stand-up comedy special, the new streaming giant announced today.

 “No one makes me laugh like Chelsea and we are thrilled to partner with her on this long awaited return to standup,” said Suzanna Makkos, executive vice president of original comedy and animation for HBO Max. “We feel lucky to be able to share with our audience her evolution and personal growth that she relays so beautifully in this hour special.’
“I didn’t want to return to stand-up until I had something important to say. I do now” said Handler. “I’m absolutely delighted to be doing this with HBO Max and always excited to be reunited with Bob Greenblatt. One of the only executives I can never have sex with.”
HBO Max debuts May 27.

The platform already has shot and/or announced upcoming specials for Tracy Morgan, John Early, Rose Matafeo, Beth Stelling and Ahir Shah, along with a slate of five specials from Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco. No premiere dates have been announced yet for them, however.

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