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By Sierra Marquina
Chelsea Handler phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk about her national stand-up comedy tour in support of her fifth book, Uganda Be Kidding Me. And of course, we asked about that dicey interview with Piers Morgan.
The talk show host and comedian went on Piers Morgan Live on March 10 and confronted him about his interview skills and inability to pay attention to guests. The video then went viral (watch it below) … so was Chelsea being serious or just her usual funny self?
“Well, he is a really bad interviewer,” she explains. “I mean, he doesn’t listen. He checks his Twitter handle the entire time you’re talking to him, so yeah, I was being serious … I tell him that all the time. I mean, he texted me to come on the show and I was like, ‘Why? You’re such a bad interviewer.’ And then I said, ‘Sure I’ll do it.’ I mean he’s fine, whatever, I don’t dislike him. I just think he should probably do something else now.”
Next up for Chelsea is hitting the road for her stand-up comedy tour. However, she admits she was hesitant at first. “I didn’t want to do stand-up again because [of the travel and show] and then I thought, you know what? Screw it, you only live once, may as well just live it up … it’s a whole new hour. I didn’t know how I was going to come up with an hour, so I just read my book and came up with it.”
Her fifth book, Uganda Be Kidding Me, is an absurd collection of travel essays featuring some of her favorite stories, including her unbelievable guide to etiquette, hot spots, and answers to some of the most-asked travel questions.
Chelsea jokes the highlight from one of her trips “was probably getting rejected sexually by my safari guide.”
She goes on to say the book and her tour reveal some of her most embarrassing stories because after having spent years making fun of others, Chelsea admits, “I thought it was time to do some damage on myself.”
Despite being able to laugh at others and herself, Chelsea is also a loving mother to her half-Asian, half-German shepherd, Chunk.
“I just got these bunk beds installed a couple of weeks ago. It’s a queen on the bottom and a little single on the top for my nieces and nephews, but meanwhile I started sleeping in there … and Chunk sleeps in the bottom one with me, it’s so sweet.”
Check out the cuteness for yourself below:
Happiness pic.twitter.com/lxCC0Bktl1— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) March 15, 2014
Click here for all tour dates and information and here to get a copy of Chelsea’s book.