Critics Choice Awards: Chelsea Handler Mocks James Corden’s Restaurant Controversy During Monologue

Chelsea Handler mocked several controversial topics from last year during her monologue at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards. “It is an honor to be here

hosting tonight after everything that we’ve all been through together over the past few years, between COVID, Monkeypox, the Don’t Worry Darling press tour,” the comedian said.

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supporting the critics’ right to choose,” she went on to say in reference to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. “At least someone still has the choice, unless they’re a

female critic and then it just depends on what state they live in.” When announcing that the cast of The Bear was at the ceremony, Handler joked about the drama

surrounding James Corden’s ban from a New York restaurant for alleged “abusive” behavior. “They showed us how grueling and how absolutely miserable working in the restaurant

industry can be, and they didn’t even have to wait on James Corden,” she said. Handler went on to shout out other television series, films, actors and actresses who

are nominated in major categories from Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Bear, The First Lady, The Fabelmans, Fleishman Is in Trouble, Gaslit, Tár, Avatar: The Way of Water

and more.