Chelsea Handler Open to Political Action (Wink Wink)

E!’s late-night talk show host Chelsea Handler is coming back for more Washington D.C. goodness (or badness, whatever she prefers). On June 5 she’ll swing back through town on a comedy tour.

Most recently she attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, where at pre-parties she was seen trying desperately to find a spot in the room with a blast of air conditioning. We moved twice before she settled on a cooler spot along the wall of the CBS pre-party in the Washington Hilton.

Some things to know about Handler: She’s a Democrat. She’s single, and at least that night was looking for some political action. “Honestly, last time I came here I was single, so we’ll see what could happen with a politician tonight,” she told FishbowlDC.

Surprisingly, her handlers appeared to be in hiding that night. They can be troublesome. Before the WHCA Dinner, she came to Washington to promote her book, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang. Her people were less than accommodating with reporters and canceled scheduled interviews. Thankfully Handler handled herself at the dinner and chatted the night away.

When asked about her politics, she said, “I love Obama.” But what about her “little person” sidekick, 49-year-old Chuy Bravo, who appears on her show? In signature Chelsea Handler deadpan, she replied, “Chuy doesn’t know who Obama is.”

Details on her upcoming visit: June 5 at the Warner Theater. Comedians Loni Love, Josh Wolf and Brad Wolllack perform live with special guest, Chuy. (Tickets: 202-783-4000 or visit the Web site here).



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