Rule of thumb: Never cancel on Chelsea Handler.
After ultraconservative political commentator and Donald Trump supporter Ann Coulter bailed on her Wednesday, September 28, appearance on Handler’s Netflix show at the last minute, the liberal host took matters into her own hands — and went on to slam the pundit for nearly 10 minutes. Watch what she said in the clip above!
“Since I’m always accused of not representing both sides in this election, I went out on a limb and booked one of the most vocal Trump supporters in the country,” Handler, an outspoken advocate for Hillary Clinton, said while holding up a copy of Coulter’s new book, In Trump We Trust. “Guess what she did? She called in sick right before the show today. Oh, no. I’m sorry. She emailed in sick. Do you know how seriously I take this job? I was up at 5 a.m. this morning reading this piece of garbage.”
Alas, the show must go on, so Handler, 41, called in a body double — played by comedian Fortune Feimster — to envision what their interview may have been like.
Feimster, wearing in a platinum blonde wig, went on to read supposed passages from Coulter’s book, which were actually just inflammatory quotes the right winger made throughout her career.
When Handler asked her opinion on women’s reproductive and voting rights, Feimster — as Coulter — admitted women should never offer up their opinions. “It would be a much better country if women did not vote,” said Feimster.
The Mindy Project actress, 36, slipped up while talking about the LGBTQ community. “Oh, I love gay people!” she gushed. “Oh, wait. I forgot who I was. Hold on. To quote myself about gay people: ‘Ugh.’”
Handler and Feimster also roasted Coulter for calling former Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore gay. “Climate change is kind of gay,” said Feimster. “Rainbows? Gay. You can’t get those without climate change. Science, people!”
Finally, Feimster turned the tables. As Handler continued to pepper her with questions, Feimster-as-Coulter called out the host and her audience for not “clearly reading my book.”
Quipped Handler, “It’s hard to get through the piece of s‑‑t!”
Still, Coulter always knew she’d be the butt of Handler’s jokes. At the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe August 27, she praised the comedian’s chops. “I think she’s hilarious,” Coulter exclusively told Us Weekly. “She can roast me. It will be funny.”
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