Ever wonder what happens after Chelsea Lately, or probably more accurately before? After Lately sure hopes you do! The new reality series documents the actual staff of Chelsea Lately going about their daily routines getting ready for the late night comedy show.
I received an early screener of the new series last week and was excited to check it out as I’m a huge fan of Chelsea Lately as I’ve been to two tapings, and have all of Chelsea’s books to date. So I figured that this series would provide non-stop laughter…. Eh… not so much.
After Lately relies heavily on the writers and regulars you see appearing on Lately. Chelsea pops her head in every now and then – but for the most part, at least in this first episode, she’s off doing better things.
The series definitely has its moments, but overall it falls flat. It’s basically thirty minutes of one of the skits we’re used to seeing on the late night show. It’s fine in small doses, but thirty minutes is a bit of an overkill. I’ll give it a couple more episodes to find its footing and hopefully prove me wrong – but this Sunday’s episode is a bit too painful for my tastes.
Article By: Emma Loggins