Chelsea Handler Sex Tape: "It Was Made as a Joke"

Chelsea Handler Addresses Sex Tape on Chelsea Lately (E! Online)
(CBS) Chelsea Handler is at the top of her game. She is a best-selling author, actress, stand-up comedian, and she is currently the only female late-night television talk-show host (that we can think of). Recently, uncovered another one of Handler's accomplishments: a starring role in a sex tape. reports that the tape was made over a decade ago when the young comedienne was starting out in Los Angeles. Handler apparently made the tape, which reportedly features a male partner with a British accent, to use as a demo to be distributed to various talent agents and managers in an effort to book appearances.

The video reportedly starts out with Chelsea doing a stand-up comedy routine, then turns into Chelsea Gone Wild. After the "performance," the video cuts back to Handler doing the rest of her stand-up routine, says

On Wednesday, Chelsea addressed the sex tape allegations on her show, "Chelsea Lately," admitting that, yes, there's a sex tape. She also gave a special shout-out to

"I would like to say to, thanks for ruining my surprise Christmas gift to my staff, and number two, it was made as a joke. I put it on an audition tape for a comedy club, because I'm a comedienne, and I've been showing it at birthday parties for (expletive) years!"

A celebrity sex tape report that isn't met with denials and legal wrangling, but instead with a good-humored kiss off? What is this world coming to?

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