What do you do if conservative commentator Ann Coulter bails on appearing on your show just hours before you’re set to film? Well, if you’re Chelsea Handler, you throw one of your staffers in a long blonde wig and interview her as if she really were the author of books such as How to Talk to a Liberal, If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans, and Adios America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole.
“Since I’m always accused of not representing both sides in this election, I went out on a limb and I booked one of the most vocal Trump supporters in the country, Ann Coulter,” Handler said. “And guess what she did? She called in sick right before the show today. Oh no, I’m sorry, she emailed in sick.” (Considering how badly Coulter was burned at the Comedy Central roast of Rob Lowe, her hesitance to sit across from Handler might be a bit understandable.)
“Do you know how seriously I take this job?” Handler added. “I was up at 5 a.m. this morning reading this piece of garbage.” With that, she held an earmarked copy of Coulter’s new book, In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!, aloft. But “the show must go on,” said the Chelsea host. “So, to give you an idea of how our interview would have gone, please welcome Ann Coulter’s body double.”
Coulter’s “body double” entered the stage, none other than resident Chelsea comic Fortune Feimster. The two women acted out a mock interview, with Feimster answering Handler’s questions by reading directly from In Trump We Trust.
“I’d love to talk about your thoughts on women’s reproductive rights, or voting — women’s right to vote,” Handler said. “Yeah, I’d love to talk to you about women,” Feimster replied, flipping Coulter’s book to the appropriate page and beginning to read. “These are my thoughts on women … ‘It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact … In fact, in every presidential election since 1950, except Goldwater in ’64 which we all remember, the Republican would have won if only the men had voted.'”
“You’re a woman! You can vote,” Handler said. “I’m a woman, but I don’t love it. It’s not my favorite,” Feimster-as-Coulter replied. “And, you know, all the pretty girls are right-wingers anyway.” The two comics went on to act out discussions about the LGBTQ community, immigration, and the environment.