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Chelsea Handler Vs. Kathy Griffin

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chelsea handler outsells kathy griffin by a lot

We hate to say it, Kathy, but Chelsea wins by A LOT! It's not even really a fair fight.

According to Boxscore concert grosses, Chelsea Handler is selling out major venues, while Kathy Griffin isn't selling out more modest venues.

Here's what Chelsea grossed for her Dec 4 show at Heather McDonald CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA:

$654,095 gross
10,183 / 10,183 seats sold!

And here's how Kathy did at her Nov 27 show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV:

$155,249 gross
2,377 / 3,787 seats sold

Sorry Kathy, but Chelsea definitely wins, and we having a feeling she'll continue to do so.

What do U think about these numbers? Are U still loyal to Team Kathy?

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53 comments to “Chelsea Handler Vs. Kathy Griffin”



  1. 1

    Why do you want people to choose one over the other? I like them both in very small doses.



  2. 2

    team kathy! chelsea handler took it too far by dissing angelina jolie's CHILDREN.



  3. 3

    what?! kathy is waaayyyy better!



  4. 4

    She's only selling out because of that whole Angelina Jolie/50 cent thing. If it wasn't for those two things basically putting her on the radar for 50's demographic but all demographics know who Angelina Jolie so it was there to.

    If it was Kathy that was dating a famous rapper and trashed talked the most famous girl in the world the numbers would be switched.



  5. 5

    Well… this is what happens when you are the host and executive producer of your own quasi fake network late night show. But IMO is Kathy still waaaaay funnier than Chelsea, although I love them both.



  6. 6

    Team Kathy!!! Chelsea's a slut!



  7. 7

    Both suck. And both try to hard to be funny and try to hard to impress there audience. Neither of them should be "comedians"



  8. 8

    Kathy is amazing live. I have heard from friends that Chelsea's show is not great.



  9. 9

    personally, i think they both suck. chelsea has worn the "i want a black guy" shtick out & kathy was NEVER funny. why the imaginary feud, fatback?



  10. 10

    i love both of them.. but i have to say that kathy is wayy funnier.. chelsea just curses at everything which i is funny too, but it's not "comedy".



  11. 11

    I saw Kathy last month in Albany, NY. Every single seat was occupied and the Palace theater is huge. Team Kathy!



  12. 12

    umm kathy is funnier and chelsea is just fucking annoying



  13. 13

    Kathy Griffin is a washed up former semi-famous person that needs to just go away. She's vulgar and fake and ridiculously annoying. Chelsea Handler is actually talented and would win a comedy smack down with Kathy Griffin by a landslide.
    She is SO not selling out her shows because of her Angelina comments or this elusive love affair with 50 cent. She sold out shows long before any of that.



  14. 14

    why does it have to be a competition? both are doing thier own thing, both have a different fanbase.

  15. Heidi says – reply to this


    15

    Team Kathy! Not even a contest. Chelsea isn't even funny.



  16. 16

    perez, i believe you just named the consol energy center after heather mcdonald, chelsea's opening act



  17. 17

    I LOVE Kathy to death, BUT she has to give up the politics. if she'd leave that out we would pack her venue's. but when she attacks teens, that's not fun. she USED to be so funny, but now she's jsut not that way.

    Chelsea - team jennifer who could ever turn their back. we saw Chelsea before her Jen frinedship in Austin at Bass in April 2010. Chelsea is more REAL than kathy. kathy needs to give up on politics. it made her show fun years ago and bored us all in the recent years. WHY should politcs have to do with a show. truly - let it go, be yourself kathy and more will like you.



  18. 18

    I went to the Kathy Griffin show in Cleveland on Sept. 10 and she did an amazing 2 hours of stand up. I wonder if Chelsea is up there and "on" for a full 2 hours?



  19. 19

    Unless Kathy Griffin changes her "I'm so outrageous" routine and finds some kind of new material, then she's run her course and is yesterday's news. People can tell the difference between being funny and being mean–Kathy falls on the mean side too often. Chelsea almost always falls on the side of "funny".



  20. 20

    OMG TEAM KATHY !!!!!!!!!!! KATHY OWNED CHELSEA WHEN SHE WENT ON HER TALK SHOW DONT B STUPID PEREZ



  21. 21

    Kathy needs comedy rehab. Please no more boxed wine stories.



  22. 22

    I'm not on team anyone, because I think they're both relatively funny in their own right, but the venues are a little unfair to judge…

    Pittsburgh isn't Vegas. There are a million things going on in Vegas at one time (other big-name comedians, concerts, a million Cirque de Soleil shows, etc…). It's kind of hard for her to compete with all of that and draw a huge crowd (especially with Vegas tourists).

    However, on a random weekend in Pittsburgh, you either catch a hockey game or Chelsea Handler… So the choices are clearly limited.

    Again, not fair to jude based on the venues.



  23. 23

    Why even bother putting these two together? You never put two male comics against each other…stop being a jack ass Perez, and I love your site.



  24. 24

    I love them both, they have different senses of humor. I do think Chelsea is a bit more sophisticated in her delivery. not to take anything from Kathy, she's damned funny too !



  25. 25

    love them both but i'll always be a bigger fan of kathy :)



  26. 26

    I was at Chelsea's show at Consol two weekends ago where Chelsea, AND Heather McDonald (who you have somehow managed to name the Consol Energy Center after?), killed it!! No doubt Chelsea is funnier than Kathy! Also, Chelsea used the Angelina joke at the show (the night after she used it in NJ) and everyone was hysterical over it. Not one single boo. The show was sold out before the reported Angelina smack talk. I bought my ticket long before the comments. TEAM CHELSEA!



  27. 27

    Sorry to hear that because I'm a big fan of both and have seen both in concert one than once…and I have to say Kathy is much better, her materials is always fresh and new at least 90%r…where as Chelseas is old materials she done over and over and over again..which shocked the hell out of me I was disappointed. i was disspointed it was things she said before and written about as well. Kathy is the better performer



  28. 28

    Re: NookiesWA – ummm Chelsea has been selling out BEFORE the 50Cent thing. Dumbass



  29. 29

    I really like both of them but when it comes to standup Kathy is better. Chelsea is funny is small bits with other people but alone she is not funny. That is why I wasn't surprised to see her bomb on the MTV Awards.



  30. 30

    Once agin you just want to start some shit. but if I have to choose team kathy.



  31. 31

    I like both but Kathy is better.



  32. 32

    NEITHER. Can we say tired, dried up old hags? There's a certain type of person that likes them…I'll leave it like that.



  33. 33

    Why would anyone have to choose? They're both hilarious.



  34. 34

    It's not something you can compare, Chelsea has a nightly, daily show more audience, and Kathy you barely see her a few weeks per year and people still love her. They are both great but Chelsea will obviously have more fans due to her show.
    However, Team Kathy!



  35. 35

    Chelsea who? Team Griffin all the way…



  36. 36

    Just no. I can only imagine what they did to be so famous. Especially the C person. Just ew and no.



  37. 37

    Kathy Griffin net gross 15+ million.
    Chelsea H. net gross 8+ million.
    And I love both of em, but
    to see who is really winning, you have to look at the finish line Perez.



  38. 38

    I have seen them both and Kathy Griffin is a hell of a lot funnier. I love Chelsea, her show, and her books, but her live show wasn't great. Kathy killed.

  39. Nesa says – reply to this


    39

    Chelsea is a fake piece of low life scum. Hey Chelsea ask your dumb ass friend how long will she keep prompting people to attack Angelina Jolie. While you at it ask her -how long is it going to take that dumb ass of hers to find a life, it's been 6 long damn year.



  40. 40

    they are friends. no team



  41. 41

    i saw them both in 2010 and while i love them both, chelsea was a drunk mess and waste of money and kathy was hilarious and worth every penny. i have to go team kathy here, but i'd watch every episode of every one of their shows. chelsea just really needs to be sober and she needs to stick to what her writers do for her every night



  42. 42

    Perez…you are such a WANK. Why is it you always just jump on board the ship of whatever or whomever seems to be popular at the moment? You used to rave about Kathy. Then you go off at Chelsea about her remarks about St. Angelina. So now you love her again because she's popular? Are you even capable of forming a genuine opinion?



  43. 43

    Just checking your Maths…. you know you've got Kathy over-sold by almost 60%, right?

  44. @v@ says – reply to this


    44

    It's not a freaking box office receipt contest. There's more than one venue to fill around the country on any given night. Not a thing wrong with the kind of numbers Kathy's pulling in for a night. Beats most other people's coin. Besides, its Handler's fifteen minutes right now.

  45. marc says – reply to this


    45

    Uhh, does anyone else see that there is about almost 8,000 more seats at Chandler's gig according to Perez. I am pretty sure that would bring in more money.

  46. pj88 says – reply to this


    46

    What the fuck is there to do in Pittsburg anyway… of course she sold out to a big house. Kathy was in vegas and waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay much more competition. Team Kathy all the way. No Angelina Jolie hater would get my money anyway!!!



  47. 47

    I wouldn't walk across the street to see Chelsea, I don't find her funny at all….Kathy all the way, now she makes me laugh!



  48. 48

    I think they both are funny!
    But - Team Griffin all the way!!
    Kathy will make you cry with laughter!



  49. 49

    love them both!



  50. 50

    Heather McDonald CONSOL Energy Center???? U truly are a complete MORON! and DUH, it's not Kathy versus Chelsea you IDIOT! There's room for more than one female comedian. (or as you would write: Theres room for more then won femail comedean).



  51. 51

    Can't I be for both teams? Kathy is very funny, and I do not even know who Chelsea is (but I am sure she is funny too).
    Why must this be a competition? I am rooting for both of them

  52. uyeah says – reply to this


    52

    Kathy's a kool-aid drinking irrational liberal idiot. She's not funny to most o Americans.



  53. 53

    Team Kathy for sure!!

    Everyone's only checking out chelsea because chelsea lately show is funny. But chelsea HANDLER's comedy routine is lame.