The radio version of the Chelsea Handler TV talk show debuts on Feb. 18
The latest in “Chelsea Lately” news? Simulcast streaming of the late-night E! comedy series on SiriusXM radio.
The Chelsea Handler-hosted talk show will be available nationwide to satellite radio subscribers on Raw Dog SiriusXM Comedy Hits (channel 99), through the company's Internet Radio App, and online, beginning on Feb. 18.
The announcment marks the first time that E!'s nightly show will be available to radio listeners. “Chelsea Lately” will continue to air weeknights on E! at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
In addition, Handler will host a live one-hour show from NFL's Radio Row in New York City Friday Jan. 31 at noon ET. The show will feature special guests and will air live on the same aforementioned SiriusXM channel.
“In the twilight of my life, I've decided to transition off camera and on to the sound waves of SiriusXM,” Handler said. “But, if you can't hear, you can still find me on E!”
Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's president and chief content officer, is also thrilled with Handler's transition to radio. ”Chelsea is a singular voice in late night TV with a bold, glamorous, irreverent, sharply funny style,” Greenstein said. “We are very excited to bring her to a national audience of satellite subscribers. The broadcast of her show brings a new and fresh point of view to our Raw Dog SiriusXM Comedy Hits channel, where we expect it will shine.”
Raw Dog SiriusXM Comedy Hits features others current comics such as Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, Jimmy Fallon and Craig Ferguson; and past favorites like George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and Mitch Hedberg.