Chelsea Handler opened up about religion's place in her life during a conversation with HuffPost Live on Thursday.
The comedian grew up with a Mormon mother and Jewish father, and she had a bat mitzvah that made for quite an incredible throwback photo years later. Handler isn't incredibly religious today, but she does feel a connection to Judaism, she told HuffPost Live's Roy Sekoff.
"It's the only religion I identify with," she said. "It's the only thing I knew growing up, so if I had to go to pray somewhere, I would go to a synagogue. That's the only thing I know."
She also spoke about the resistance Jewish people still face in industries that aren't as accepting as Hollywood.
"Jews are underdogs -- not in my world, obviously, they're not. [But] there's a lot of anti-Semitism going on," she said.
Click here to watch the full HuffPost Live interview with Chelsea Handler, whose comedy special "Uganda Be Kidding Me Live" hits Netflix on Oct. 10.
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