There's no shortage of comedians who make a significant portion of their living by poking fun at people more famous than they are. Still, the roundtable on E!'s Chelsea Lately is a cut-up above. On her weeknight show, host Chelsea Handler brings together a regular cast of comics, sticks them around a table and lets them try to out-riff each other while tackling the entertainment news and gossip of the day. Consider them the Super Fiends of comedy.
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Not content to merely hold down a chair in the studio, four of the show's regulars Jo Koy, Jen Kirkman and the Sklar Brothers are touring together as the Comedians of Chelsea Lately. As a bonus, the program's hilarious sidekick, the man known only as Chuy, also makes a guest appearance. The troupe's live performance has plenty of the friendly competitiveness and one-upmanship of the show and as we all know, when it comes to supplying grist for the satire mill, the celebrity world never sleeps.
The Comedians of Chelsea Lately make fun tonight at 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson Street. Admission to the 16+ show is $30 in advance, $35 day of the show; for tickets and info, call 800-745-3000 or visit www.livenation.com.
Fri., April 30, 8 p.m., 2010