Controversial comedian Chelsea Handler stopped by CNN’s Piers Morgan Live last night and had some harsh words for the outgoing CNN host.
Appearing as his guest on Monday March 11, Handler slammed the provocative Morgan’s interviewing skills and claimed that “I have to come here and tolerate this nonsense and then I have to ...You can't even pay attention for 60 seconds. You're a terrible interviewer.” [See video below.]
Handler seemed offended after Morgan said the interview was “designed to flag your tawdry book” before laughing at the cancelation of his show. Handler then called Morgan out for his lack of interest in the interview and pointed out how “This is your show. You have to pay attention to the guest that you invited on your show." Despite Morgan’s insistence that he only pays attention to interesting guests Handler shot back that “It doesn't matter how interesting I am. You signed up for this job.”
The tense back-and-forth concluded when Handler mocked Morgan for his “terrible” interviewing skills, suggesting that “maybe that's why your job is coming to an end.” Despite Handler’s divisive comedic style, her takedown of Piers Morgan was a great way to help send his cancelled show into the CNN archives.
See relevant transcript below.
Piers Morgan Live
March 10, 2014
9:43 p.m. Eastern
PIERS MORGAN: How do you spend your life when you’re not working? What would be your life here be this week? What will you do?
CHELSEA HANDLER: Well, I am working this week.
MORGAN: After the show, where do you go? What do you do?
HANDLER: Well, I have to come here and tolerate this nonsense and then I have to ...
MORGAN: What is nonsense? It's designed to flag your tawdry book.
HANDLER: I know. I'm going to go do a book signing at Target in Westwood ...
HANDLER: ... and then I go on the road every weekend and perform live stand-up comedy and do book signings and you know, that's it. I'm just -- I'm a workhorse. I'm a workaholic.
MORGAN: You tweet very amusingly.
HANDLER: I wish you did. I mean, in the middle of the commercial break, I want your viewers to know, I mean, they must know because they're probably following you on Twitter. I mean, you can't even pay attention for 60 seconds. You're a terrible interviewer.
MORGAN: Well, you just weren’t keeping my attention. That's more of an issue for you than me.
HANDLER: Well, but that’s not my problem.
MORGAN: What is your problem?
HANDLER: This is your show. You have to pay attention to the guest that you invited on your show.
MORGAN: If they’re interesting enough.
HANDLER: Yeah, listen. It doesn't matter how interesting I am. You signed up for this job.
MORGAN: Of course it does.
HANDLER: Well maybe that's why your job is coming to an end.