OFFSTAGE: Blake Shelton Belongs in Chelsea Handler’s Other Chair

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Blake Shelton makes a Tuesday night (Aug. 7) appearance on Chelsea Lately and will be sitting in one of her comfy made-for-talk-shows chairs. But don’t be surprised if one day, Shelton sits at the grown-ups’ table, where host Chelsea Handler and her handful of handpicked comedians bash celebrities and the tabloids where they live. “We deserve — as a country music industry — to be on Chelsea Lately’s roundtable,” Shelton told CMT Radio. “As a country music industry, we deserve to be recognized as funny … and even though we’re really not, we deserve the chance to be. And I wanna be that guy.” Shelton has already proven himself to be funny and then some using Twitter and The Voice as his stages, so I think he’d be a natural at Handler’s roundtable. Can you imagine him taking on the Kardashians, Miley Cyrus and the Olsen twins (some of Handler’s most frequent victims)?

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.