There was a time when I thought of Kathy Griffin as an unnecessarily mean gossip columnist doing stand-up (and not very well). When I was told she has a huge gay following I liked to think it was just 1 fat guy. This is mostly because all I saw of Kathy Griffin was on the news after she dis something awfully irreverent. BOY, WAS I WRONG! This chick is hilarious if you give her half a chance.
I should preface that her comedy is unarguably mean, but that shouldn’t be mistaken for mean-spirited. Don’t watch any of her stuff (or read on) if you’re going to be offended by gay stories, pro-left/anti-right political prejudice, celebrity bullying, or curly language. That is her act.
Kathy Griffin, unlike a lot of stand-ups, tells stories about celebrities, bad TV-Shows, politicians and gay friends - specific things that we know about and (sorta) care about, not just mildy humorous joke about air-plane food. She has me laughing in hysterics every time I pick up her book or watch her shows. We constantly hear new stories about what celebrities she’s run into and how much they hate her for speaking out of school, we hear about her alcoholic mother, we hear about her battle with the Palins, we hear about the idiots in whichever new reality TV show she’s addicted to, and we hear all about ways she’s made a tit of herself.
Everybody who hasn’t been already turned off by my warnings - switch over to Youtube and check her out! If you like her, she’s got a book out that’s really, really funny! Get into her!!!