Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Women in Comedy: Kathy Griffin

She's rude. She's crude. Shameless is her thing. She makes no apologies. She's my inspiration. She has integrity in being shameless--does that make sense?

Her name is: Kathy Griffin.

Kathy's thing: Dissing and Dishing on celebrities.

Still have no idea who she is? Maybe this will help.

Or perhaps videos of her standup comedy might ring a bell:

[ Kathy Griffin on Ann Coulter | Kathy Griffin on Ryan Seacrest | Two Strong Black Women: Streisand & Oprah | Kathy Griffin on Whitney Houston | Kathy Griffin on the Catholics | Kathy on "The View" ]

Kathy first started her career in Improv Theater before she moved into standup comedy. She has appeared on every NBC TV show since the mid-90s. She then finally landed the role of "Vicki Groener" on the sitcom, Suddenly Susan (1996-2000), taping 92 episodes.

Finally, Bravo cable network gave her her own show, called "My Life on The D-List", a tongue-in-cheek reality TV series documenting the life of Kathy Griffin. The show's name derives from Kathy's struggle to climb up from obscurity and out of the so-called bottom ranks of Hollywood (aka: "The D-list") into stardom.

Sound like anyone familiar?

She's an interesting person and I find her intriguing because she doesn't hold back. She comes in a small package (5'4"), but she's fiery and takes no prisoners. (And I like that she has her own special following she affectionately names, "the gays.")

If you're still not familiar, but would like to immerse yourself in the world of Kathy, there should be more than enough content here to keep you busy for the next 24 hours:

[Official Site | Wikipedia | Int'l Movie Database | Comedy Central ]

My Life on the D-list:
[ Int'l Movie Database | Wikipedia ]

Interview with Kathy:
[ Interview ]


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Scotty said...

You're right, she's freaking hilarious

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

I've caught her D-List show a few times, it was pretty cool.

Lady_T said...

Hmm I must admit I havent seen any of her shows. To be honest I prefer male comedians generally but if you said she's rude then I think I'll check her out.

Thanks for visiting :)

SafeTinspector said...

I usually hate "reality" shows, so haven't watched hers. But I definitely enjoy her stand-up routines, and often found her the highlight of other shows she cameo'd in.

I also find her kinda hot, mostly because of the attitude.

RAFFI said...

i've always loved kathy g and the d'list... she's hilarious and i even remember her while growing up. nice post.

Jenny! said...

She is pretty funny, but I can only take her voice for so long!

buffalodickdy said...

I find Kathy Griffith a freakin' riot! And I'm not gay or a woman...

Tuyet said...

I love her.

Anonymous said...

I love Kathy Griffin and I think she's HOT!
I like the comedy bit she does about people confusing her name with another
I love her stories about the Red Carpet and also when she meets celebs she's joked about.
Very funny lady.
thanks for stopping by my humble abode.:)