Chelsea Handler‘s new Netflix talk show may not debut until 2016, but with the premiere of her first standup comedy special on Friday, she shows that her new subscription channel home seems to be a good match.
For non-subscribers, Netflix posted a new teaser trailer to YouTube, with the hope that some of her fans from her former basic cable home at E! might be lured into signing up for the monthly streaming service.
In the two-minute clip, Handler doesn’t mince words, talking about her conversations with a gay friend about shades of anal bleaching.
“There’s a huge spectrum (of colors),” she recounts a gay male friend telling her. “From white, to yellow, to lavender, to navy blue.”
“Somebody has a navy blue as- hole?!” Handler exclaims in surprise.
“Uganda Be Kidding Me Live” marked the last stand in Handler’s international standup tour in support of her fourth New York Times bestselling book of the same title. Her routine consists of sharing photos from her global travels ranging in topics from her sexual partners to dolphin rape. The special was taped back in June in Chicago.
Handler, 39, announced also in June that she’d be joining Netflix following nearly a year of outspoken vocal discontent at E! She announced in March that she’d be leaving the NBC Universal cable channel. For some time, her name was in the mix to potentially take over a late-night slot at a broadcast network.
As part of her deal, in 2015 Handler will deliver four docu-comedy specials to Netflix, ranging in topics from NASCAR and politics, to Silicon Valley and the NBA draft — topics that she says she knows little about but is interested in exploring from an outsider’s perspective.
“If I was going to continue working in this industry, I knew I had to do something outside the box to keep myself interested,” Handler said in June. “I wanted to sit with the cool kids at lunch so I approached Netflix to make sure they were as cool as I thought they were, and when I confirmed my suspicions, like with any other future lover, I made my move.”
Handler ended her run at E! on Aug. 26th with an all-star celebrity goodbye, parodying “We Are the World,” that included Gwen Stefani, Dave Grohl, Miley Cyrus, 50 Cent, Jennifer Aniston, and many other of her A-List friends.
You can check out all of “Uganda Be Kidding Me Live” on Netflix at: netflix.com/chelseahandlerlive