Anytime Chelsea Handler speaks, it's a party. In 2014, Chelsea brought her usual cocktail of wit, hilarity, and charm to the Stern Show to promote her new book and special, "Uganda Be Kidding Me," as well as discuss her then-new deal with Netflix.
Check out some highlights below hear her on Howard Tuesday morning on Howard 100!
On Getting Rejected by Her African Tour Guide
As documented in "Uganda Be Kidding Me," Chelsea had recently taken an eventful trip to Africa. For starters, Chelsea talked about drunkenly hitting on her tour guide, Rex, only to get rejected by him.
"The thing with him was he had a girlfriend ... and I didn't take that seriously," Chelsea said. "I respected him more when I found out he rejected me because of that."
Fortunately, the incident didn't make the rest of the trip awkward, and Rex is heavily featured in Chelsea's book.
On Being Confronted by Prior Celebrity Punchlines
Chelsea also discussed how she'd recently attended Madonna's very exclusive Oscar party though she insisted she didn't care about Madonna. But, since all of her friends were going and she knew there would be no photographers in attendance - a major bonus for a party like this - she decided to show up.
Howard asked Chelsea if she gets confronted at these sort of parties by people she's mocked on her show. She cited a time when that exact thing happened, recalling the time she was approached by Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.
"He comes up and is like 'Chelsea, why you gotta make fun of me all the time?' and I'm like 'get away from me, I think you're disgusting," Handler said.
Despite Alex telling Chelsea that he was a big fan, Chelsea maintains that he's a "fucking asshole." When Howard asked why, Chelsea responded: "Just the way he conducts himself; he's got a centaur of himself in his bedroom!"
On Her Move Away From Late Night
After so many years on E!, Chelsea told Howard that she had grown restless. "I feel like I'm smarter than what I'm doing, and I feel like I'm getting dumber," she explained.
Once she departed from E!, Chelsea was courted by many networks, but desired a freedom that couldn't be offered from a traditional television structure. Finally, she thought of Netflix.
"I went to Netflix. I went to them," Chelsea said.
Howard wondered if this is move was her attempt at reinventing herself and getting away from the talk show game. "I was bored," Chelsea said. "I have a lot of interests and I want to educate myself in a kind of humorous way and take my audience with me on that. I'm done with interviewing celebrities. There's nothing left. I'm not interested."
On Her New Netflix Specials
"For the next year I'm doing four specials, so I'm going to go do four documentaries," Chelsea explained. "Tonally, they're going to be a lot different."
She continued, saying, "I'm not a journalist. I'm not trying to pretend I am."
So what topics will Chelsea be covering? "I'm going to go to things like Silicon Valley ... go visit those guys who live eight people in a house and figure out how they're having sex," she told Howard. "Everything that encompasses something I know nothing about, which is Silicon Valley."
Something else Chelsea knows nothing about: Politics.
"I want to do politics; I want to go to DC," she said. "I want to find out simple things, just the basic fundamentals of the society in which you live but don't even know. Like, I don't know how a bill is passed."
It sounds like the "Chelsea Does" specials are going to have Chelsea's unique voice and perspective, so don't expect her to go all "Ken Burns" anytime soon.
Tune in Tuesday morning to hear Howard's next interview with Chelsea.