Like talk show sidekick, like host? The saying doesn’t roll off the tongue as “like father, like son” but it is fitting this morning. A few weeks ago, we reported that Chelsea Handler’s mini sidekick Chuy, seen on her nightly chat show Chelsea Lately, had dabbled in some porn many years ago. Last night, the comedian tweeted: “Ill be on addressing my “sex tape” on my show at 11, and then I’m heading over to Leno to make a sex tape at 11:30.”
Turns out Chelsea herself — in the midst of a national stand-up comedy tour and promoting her New York Times bestseller Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang — really did make her own little foray into the homemade porn business about 10 years ago. RadarOnline is reporting that they have seen the entire tape. It seems, according to the gossip site, that Chelsea made the tape to send out to comedy club bookers. The tape begins with Handler doing stand-up and then abruptly cuts to the sex act. Radar explains it like this:
Chelsea, who is on all fours on a bed is naked and at several times during the filming she looks directly at the camera. Her breasts are bare and swinging during the sex act. At the end of the “performance” Chelsea’s partner speaks in a clear British accent, asking, “Did we get the (bleep) shot?” Chelsea looks into the camera and smiles at this point. Then the tape immediately cuts back into Chelsea continuing her stand-up routine in her apartment.
Her rep, Stephen Huvane told Radar, “The tape you have is an old tape that was done for a stand up comedy bit.”
And in fact, Handler said this on her show last night: “I would like to say to RadarOnline.com, thanks for ruining my surprise Christmas gift to my staff, and number two, it was made as a joke. I put it on an audition tape for a comedy club, because I’m a comedienne, and I’ve been showing it at birthday parties for (expletive) years!”
It’s certainly not completely out of Handler’s personality to film herself copulating. She’s written an entire book about her sexual adventures. The question is: is this going to affect her career negatively? It’s doubtful. Check her out from last night on Leno, promoting her aforementioned book. Neither Chelsea or Leno seemed phased.