Chelsea Handler didn’t hold back during her 2023 Critics’ Choice Awards monologue.
Taking the stage to host the ceremony at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, Handler joked hilariously about some of his Hollywood peers, including fellow comedian and late-night talk show host James Corden. rice field.She did so referring to FX bear.
“The cast of bear It is here. Handler, 47, put on a great show. And they didn’t even have to wait for James Corden. ”
Handler’s joke referred to accusations of Corden’s behavior during a previous visit to New York City’s restaurant Balthazar. Last fall, owner Keith McNally accused Corden, 44, of being “the most abusive customer to Balthazar’s servers since the restaurant opened 25 years ago.” McNally banned Corden from eating or drinking.
Corden has since apologized for his actions.
Corden aside, Handler made a few more playful jabs with her legendary monologue.
As the comic told ‘badass’ Viola Davis training for the critically acclaimed movie queenshe joked about Nick Cannon.
“As part of Viola’s training for the film, she underwent a DNA test to determine the best training regimen for her genetic makeup,” Handler said. It has also been revealed that she is my daughter.”
Talking about Cate Blanchett’s work tar, Handler apparently called out Ellen DeGeneres without naming her directly. Handler referenced the toxic work environment scandal that emerged from his fellow comedians’ previous talk shows.
“In the movie Tar, Kate played an iconic lesbian whose career was affected by her toxic behavior,” Handler said. I didn’t even have to.”
Pursuing today’s celebrity diet culture, Handler called the controversial star on Ozepic, a drug for diabetics, for weight loss.
“Gaslighting was actually Merriam-Webster’s word of the year. Gaslighting is someone trying to convince you that your perception of reality is wrong,” she said. rice field. “When celebrities say drinking water helps them lose weight, it’s because everyone is actually taking ozone.”
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The 28th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards will air live on The CW.