Which Funnygirl is Celebrating A Birthday Today?

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Chelsea Handler!




The blonde bombshell turns 38 on Monday, and we can only imagine how the self-proclaimed Vodka-loving star will be celebrating.  One thing is for sure, there were be plenty of laughs — and drinks — to go around.

Unlike most celebs who went from audition to audition trying to make it in Hollywood, Handler earned her spot in the world of comedy after getting a DUI when she was 21.  After telling her fellow offenders about the tale in her rehab class, she realized that comedy was clearly her true calling.

From there, the rest is history.  The New Jersey native climbed the ladder of laughs quickly, scoring her own late-night talk show, Chelsea Lately, on E! in 2007. An instant hit, the show has averaged more than half a million viewers since its premiere — much more than the norm for late-night cable programs — and Handler has recently signed a contract extension that will keep the comedy series on air through 2014.


So what makes Chelsea more popular than everyone else? The formula’s pretty simple. As the funny girl put it herself in an interview in 2008, “The worse the guests are, the more pathetic they are, the funnier the show is.” Duh.

But her pokes at celebrities, romps in between the sheets, and love for alcohol doesn’t end once the cameras stop rolling.  Handler’s constant storytelling continues in her four New York Times best sellers: My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands; Are you there, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea; Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, and Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me.

Up next on the book circuit? 50 Shades of Chartreuse: This Time It’s Personal, a spoof of the popular 50 Shades of Grey — and with Handler’s blunt and raunchy humor, it’s bound to be a success.

So to celebrate our favorite E! comedienne, we’re talking a look back at Chelsea’s funniest quotes. Click on the gallery to see them — then let us know in the comments section which Handler moment had you laughing the hardest!

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