Chelsea Handler Stand-Up Special to Stream on HBO Max Oct. 22

Chelsea Handler makes a return to stand-up comedy after a six-year hiatus with HBO Max’s Chelsea Handler: Evolution debuting on the streamer Oct. 22.

During the hourlong special, Handler will share experiences about her family, friendships, and her first foray into therapy — where she unearthed why everyone on this planet annoys her so much. Handler reflects on her personal journey toward self-awareness, assisted by her reliable companion — cannabis.

A six-time No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, Handler filmed the special this summer from her home state of New Jersey on the heels of her most recent bestselling memoir, Life Will Be the Death of MeThe special was filmed in front of a live audience following social distancing and safety protocols.

Netflix streamed its first talk show in 2015 with Chelsea Handler, which lasted two seasons.

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Lionsgate Signs Second Talk Show with Netflix

Lionsgate March 9 announced it has licensed 10 episodes of new talk show, “Norm Macdonald has a Show,” to Netflix. The talker featuring “Saturday Night Live” (Weekend Update) alum and standup comedian Norm Macdonald, follows the recent Netflix launch of “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale” — also created by Lionsgate Television.

Canadian-born Macdonald cut his teeth writing for “Roseanne,” in addition to making appearances on “The Drew Carey Show” and “NewsRadio.”

Per Macdonald’s dry wit, he tweeted the alleged exchange with Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos about launching a show.

Netflix streamed its first talker in 2015 with Chelsea Handler, which lasted two seasons. It recently aired the first of periodic Q&A show featuring David Letterman.