After Lately is a mockumentary style TV show that is broadcast on the E! Entertainment network. The show features various regular cast members, crew, writers and high-profile guests. As a faux reality series, the show purports to expose behind-the-scenes happenings of comedian Chelsea Handler's late-night talk show on the same network, Chelsea Lately.
The show parodies itself in the same manner of a satire, with its own brand of character flaws and slanted mindsets that are common among associated show business celebrities. However, each show is both improvised and scripted. Many of the staff members offer behind the scenes, one-on-one discussions in confessionals of the reality-style genre. Much of the material featured on the show is inspired by actual events that occurred at the Chelsea Lately office.
Regular cast members include: sidekick, Chuy Bravo, Chris Franjola, Brad Wollack, Heather McDonald, Sarah Colonna, Jeff Wild, Steve Marmalstein, Johnny Kansas Josh Wolf, Jen Kirkman, Fortune Feimster and Chelsea's brother, Roy Handler.
The camera intentionally mimics a documentary-style point-of-view as seen in many sit-coms. The varied cast members are all presented as part of an extension of the show. Much like bickering children, each cast member vies for the attention of house mother, Chelsea.
Most of the shows feature a variety of dead-pan pranking that many comedians and notable celebrities participate in, such as: Reese Witherspoon, Sue Murphy, Jennifer Aniston, Ross Mathews, Giuliana Rancic, Justin Bieber, Jay Leno, Jenny McCarthy, Tori Spelling,Sharon Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Jane Fonda, James van der Beek, Loni Love, Antonio Sabàto, Jr., Natasha Leggero, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Gary Valentine, Geri Jewell, Nick Marcucci and Vicki Gunvalson.
Chelsea Handler appears in each episode, always adopting an outwardly aloof, overbearing and abusive, yet privately compassionate stance toward each of her staff members. Ms. Handler is the Executive Producer, while Tom Brunelle, comedian Brad Wollack and Jay Karas are credited as Co-Executive Producers. Johnny Milord serves as Supervising Producer with Borderline Amazing Productions.
After Lately Full Episode Guide:
Season 3 (16 full episodes, 22 clips available)
Episode 8 - Putting Up With the Kardashians
First Aired: April 15, 2013
Episode 7 - Tasted and Confused
First Aired: April 08, 2013
Episode 6 - All Dogs Go to Heather
First Aired: April 01, 2013
Episode 5 - Hey Tay-Shon, It's Me Chelsea
First Aired: March 25, 2013
- Episode 4 - Mrs. Handler, Are You Trying to Seduc...
- Episode 3 - How Chelsea Got Her Groove Back
- Episode 2 - Gay for Jiffy
- Episode 1 - Network Research