Chelsea Handler knows how to get back at guests who ditch her at the last minute.
The “Chelsea” host was excited to have conservative pundit Ann Coulter as a guest on her Netflix talk show, but then Coulter canceled the morning of the taping on Wednesday.
“Do you know how seriously I take this job?” Handler asked her audience, holding up a copy of “In Trump We Trust,” Coulter’s new book. “I was up at 5 a.m. this morning reading this piece of garbage.”
But Handler still found a way to make the best of it. To make up for the absence, Handler brought out Coulter’s “body double” -- actually comedian Fortune Feimster in a blonde wig -- to field questions in Coulter’s absence.
In character, Feimster offered up some classic Coulter quotes, including, “It would be a much better country if women did not vote, that is simply a fact.”
When Handler challenged that Coulter herself is a woman who can vote, Feimster responded, “I’m a woman, but I don’t love it. It’s not my favorite.”
So far, Coulter hasn’t offered a response to the creative use of her interview slot.