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Chelsea Handler says 'SNL' 'blew me off'

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Chelsea Handler has a bone to pick with Saturday Night Live.

In an interview with HuffPost Live’s Roy Sekoff on Thursday, Handler explained that she met with SNL producers who offered her a hosting gig, but never followed through. “They said, ‘Oh, we have to have you host.’ My agent called, he said, ‘You’re hosting SNL. They’re gonna give you a date in the fall.’ And then it never happened.”

They asked her to host a second time when her book, Uganda Be Kidding Me, came out. “I said, ‘OK, great. Well, they blew me off last time, I don’t know what the issue was.’ And I think the thing I heard was something like … the writers have a problem anytime we bring on a comedian, which is complete nonsense,” she said. “I mean, Sarah [Silverman]’s hosted, Lena Dunham hosted it.”

She explained that she would have preferred them to be upfront. ”I feel bad for people who can’t just say, ‘Listen, you’re just not our cup of tea.’”

See the full Huffington Post interview here.