Chelsea Handler’s Personal Pep Talk

Chelsea Handler is a TV pioneer, choosing to depart from network TV after a seven-year run with her own late-night talk show to start a project on Netflix. She’s also a fearless comedian and activist.

But as confident as she seems to be in front of the cameras, she still deals with occasional insecurity. She confronts it by bringing everything into the open—she’ll talk about getting turned down or trying to look less pretty. But she also has a pep talk she tells herself when she gets nervous. The comedian told MAKERS:

“You’re in front of hundreds of thousands of people a night, in their homes. Sometimes you do get nervous, but then you have to remind yourself, ‘I’m kind of a f*ing badass. I can handle it.’”

Happy 40th birthday to the inspiring Chelsea Handler, who never fails to make us laugh. Hear how she made it in comedy through storytelling: