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Chelsea Handler Dishes on Her Netflix Series, Donald Trump, and Sexism [VIDEO]

Chelsea Handler delivered both insights and laughs during her keynote at the Variety Entertainment and Tech Summit.

The comedian joined Variety co-editor in chief Andrew Wallenstein for a wide-ranging discussion that covered her Netflix series “Chelsea,” presidential candidate Donald Trump, ousted Fox News chief Roger Ailes, and sexism in the television industry.

Handler spoke about transitioning from a nightly talk show on linear TV to one that streams on demand.

“I wanted to break the format. I didn’t want to do a format where I got up, did a monologue, sat down, had guest, guest and a band. I wanted it to be different,” the host said about her series, which has been renewed by Netflix for a second season. “”They’re a different culture. You have to respect that.”

The conversation quickly turned to the presidential election. Covering the daily volleying between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is best suited for nightly talk shows, given the fast turnaround of the news cycle, but Handler isn’t afraid to share her opinions on the candidates, particularly the latter.

“It’s kind of great to have a person like that represent everything that’s wrong in the world,” she said. “It’s always a good thing to look at somebody and say, ‘That’s the worst thing that could happen.’ I think we should keep [Trump] in the spotlight — not as president, obviously.”

The comedian also talked about Roger Ailes’ ouster at Fox News and how she personally has dealt with sexism in the industry. Watch the full conversation above.

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