Off the Record: Pretty Funny


Sara Wilson’s March Encounter with TV host and author Chelsea Hander is now online.

Here’s something we’re not supposed to tell you about the story:

Handler’s publicist nixed the activity Wilson first proposed for the interview: a bikini wax. Despite Handler’s well-documented preoccupation with her “pikachu,” Wilson was informed by Handler’s people that the idea was “a bit creepy.” Handler later said during the interview, “I would totally have done that.”

That’s okay: Over shots of vodka at Nic’s martini bar in Beverly Hills, she opened up about the time when “nobody else” thought she was funny, how she got her first big break (at the Hollywood Improv) and her new book, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang. 

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