Chelsea Handler: Warned About Matt Lauer Jokes, Told to Back Off

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Al Roker pooped his pants at the White House not long after undergoing gastric bypass surgery.

Talk about an easy set-up for a comedian, as Handler teed off on the subject during a recent episode of her E! News talk show, Chelsea Lately.

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“This isn’t the first time a Today show cast member was in the news about this sensitive subject," Handler told her audience. "For years it was common knowledge that Matt Lauer spent every morning sh-tting all over Ann Curry.”

Oooh, zing! Funny, right? Considering Lauer's rumored role in the Ann Curry firing?

Not so much to Comcast, which owns E! and NBC and which is protective of Lauer, to whom it just handed out a $25 million contract.

“Chelsea’s writers were warned to lay off Matt,” a source close to the show tells Page Six. “They don’t want them making more fun of Matt and the Ann Curry situation right now.”

Lauer has been feeling the heat from all directions recently, with talk that he may even be fired from The Today Show and replaced with Willie Geist.

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