Ben Shapiro recently revealed his thoughts on Chelsea Handler and labeled her “the saddest woman in the world” after she released a video titled “Day in the Life of a Childless Woman” on Valentine’s day.
Shapiro asked the question, “who actually decided Chelsea Handler was funny?”
This attack begs the question, is this hate towards Chelsea due to her likely potential to take over as host of The Daily Show? At one point in time, there were rumors that Ben Shapiro was in the mix of potential hosts to succeed Trevor Noah.
Handler’s shift to sadness
Chelsea Handler is known for her irreverent, no-holds-barred style of comedy. Her brash wit and sharp tongue have made her one of the most recognizable figures in the world of stand-up comedy, and her shows have always been a source of laughter and entertainment for her fans. However, in recent years, Handler has seemed to be struggling with a different emotion – sadness.
In her earlier years, Handler was known for her fearless and often controversial approach to comedy. She tackled topics that other comedians shied away from, and her no-nonsense attitude won her legions of fans. But as time went on, Handler began to delve deeper into her personal life, sharing stories of heartbreak, loss, and addiction on stage.
While her willingness to be vulnerable was commendable, it also signaled a shift in Handler’s comedy. The once unapologetic and fearless comedian seemed to be grappling with a sense of sadness and loss that was difficult to shake. Instead of using humor to mask her pain, she began to confront it head-on, leading to a more serious and introspective brand of comedy.
Ben Shapiro’s secret to avoiding misery
Shapiro claimed that Chelsea is miserable because she doesn’t have kids and that having children “is really good for you.”
Shapiro has also taken issue with Handler’s approach to humor before, arguing that she relies on cheap shots rather than crafting intelligent, nuanced jokes. He has accused her of engaging in “woke comedy,” a term he uses to describe humor that he sees as politically correct and lacking in substance.
While Handler and Shapiro clearly have different worldviews and approaches to politics, their public feud raises larger questions about the role of comedy in political discourse. Is it possible for comedians to engage in substantive political commentary without resorting to cheap shots and ad hominem attacks? Or is there a fundamental tension between humor and serious political discourse?