Chelsea Handlerâ€™s â€˜Are You There Vodka, Itâ€™s Me Chelseaâ€™ Picked Up by NBC â€“ Preview [Video]
Inspired by the best-selling book from comedienne/talk show host Chelsea Handler, the new comedy â€œAre You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea,â€ follows the exploits of twentysomething bartender Chelsea (Laura Prepon, â€œThat ’70s Showâ€) a strong-willed force of nature who is determined to live life to the fullest and make no apologies.
Her friends are along for the ride but they all know it is Chelsea’s way or the highway. Mark (Jo Koy, â€œChelsea Latelyâ€) is a charming bartender whose wit makes him the perfect foil for Chelsea while Shoniqua (Angel Laketa Moore, â€œERâ€) is a smart and sassy fellow waitress who looks out for Chelsea’s best interests. Close friend and fellow bartender Todd (Mark Povinelli, â€œWater for Elephantsâ€) has a wry sense of humor that keeps her in check.
Also starring are Natalie Morales (NBC’s â€œParks and Recreationâ€) as Ivory, Chelsea’s feisty best friend; Lauren Lapkus (â€œThe Middleâ€) as Dee Dee, Chelsea’s sheltered, shy roommate, and Lenny Clarke (â€œRescue Meâ€) as Chelsea’s dad, Melvin.
Handler has a recurring role as Chelsea’s sister Sloan, a happily married