Late-night host Chelsea Handler, who is exiting her E! talk show “Chelsea Lately” next month, has a busy schedule between then and when she starts her new talk show, which is set to debut on Netflix in 2016.
Netflix confirmed that a special featuring Handler, taped during her “Uganda Be Kidding Me” tour, is set to premiere Oct. 10, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. The telecast will take place just weeks after Handler signs off Aug. 26 from E!, and is the first of four planned Netflix docucomedy specials built around Handler.
Netflix has also scheduled comedy specials with Jim Jefferies (Aug. 29), Chelsea Peretti (Nov. 14) and Bill Cosby (Nov. 28), the story adds.
“Jim Jefferies, Chelsea Handler, Bill Cosby, Bill Burr and Chelsea Peretti are some of the funniest comedians of our time who will have our viewers in stitches,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of original documentary and comedy programming.