History Main / KathyGriffin

16th May '13 9:09:08 AM MarkLungo
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Although Kathy Griffin had been in movies and on the comedy circuit since the early 1990s, her big break was her 2005 comedy special "The D List," so named because she felt she was just barely a celebrity. The special was a hit, inspiring the Emmy award-winning reality show "My Life on the D-List" which followed her attempts to gain stardom in Hollywood. She's also directly appealed to get a Grammy with her comedy album "For Your Consideration" and the Tonies with with her "Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony" stage show.

Griffin's comedy is mainly based on celebrities, whether it's the ones she come in contact with in real life or the ones she sees on TV. While this has gained her some admirers, many celebrities actively avoid her. She's also an outspoken LGBT activist, and in recent stand-ups has read hate mail she receives from people opposed to gay rights.

You might know her from a few shows and movies. Including ''SuddenlySusan'' where she plays... pretty much herself. She hosted TheRoast of Joan Rivers on ComedyCentral. Oh... and she has a blink and you'll miss it moment in ''PulpFiction''; the scene where BruceWillis tries to run down VingRhames (in the credits she's listed [[AsHimself As Herself]]). Cathy also has a more substantial role as hotel night manager Betty in the lead in to Quentin Tarantino's seqment of ''Four Rooms''.
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!!This comedian provides examples of:
* OddFriendship: Would you believe wacky, brash Kathy Griffin is good friends with straight-laced, stoic newsman Anderson Cooper? It does veer into VitriolicBestBuds, however, since it seems a good chunk of their dynamic seems to be Kathy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZswCUiAM9E pushing Anderson's buttons.]]
* FagHag: Self described.
* {{Hatedom}}: Kathy revels in this, reading hate mail in her standup act.
* TheTeetotaler: Kathy proudly claims to be one of these, as her response to growing up in a house with many alcoholics when she was a chid.
* WhatWouldXDo: When having to sing after KristinChenoweth on her reality show: "WWASD: What would AshleeSimpson Do?"
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Although Kathy Griffin had been in movies and on the comedy circuit since the early 1990s, her big break was her 2005 comedy special "The D List," so named because she felt she was just barely a celebrity. The special was a hit, inspiring the Emmy award-winning reality show "My Life on the D-List" which followed her attempts to gain stardom in Hollywood. She's also directly appealed to get a Grammy with her comedy album "For Your Consideration" and the Tonies with with her "Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony" stage show.

Griffin's comedy is mainly based on celebrities, whether it's the ones she come in contact with in real life or the ones she sees on TV. While this has gained her some admirers, many celebrities actively avoid her. She's also an outspoken LGBT activist, and in recent stand-ups has read hate mail she receives from people opposed to gay rights.

You might know her from a few shows and movies. Including ''SuddenlySusan'' where she plays... pretty much herself. She hosted TheRoast of Joan Rivers on ComedyCentral. Oh... and she has a blink and you'll miss it moment in ''PulpFiction''; the scene where BruceWillis tries to run down VingRhames (in the credits she's listed [[AsHimself As Herself]]). Cathy also has a more substantial role as hotel night manager Betty in the lead in to Quentin Tarantino's seqment of ''Four Rooms''.
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!!This comedian provides examples of:
* OddFriendship: Would you believe wacky, brash Kathy Griffin is good friends with straight-laced, stoic newsman Anderson Cooper? It does veer into VitriolicBestBuds, however, since it seems a good chunk of their dynamic seems to be Kathy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZswCUiAM9E pushing Anderson's buttons.]]
* FagHag: Self described.
* {{Hatedom}}: Kathy revels in this, reading hate mail in her standup act.
* TheTeetotaler: Kathy proudly claims to be one of these, as her response to growing up in a house with many alcoholics when she was a chid.
* WhatWouldXDo: When having to sing after KristinChenoweth on her reality show: "WWASD: What would AshleeSimpson Do?"
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16th May '13 9:05:53 AM MarkLungo
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7th Feb '13 1:32:55 AM eviltwin531
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* OddFriendship: Would you believe wacky, brash Kathy Griffin is good friends with straight-laced, stoic newsman Anderson Cooper? It does veer into VitriolicBestBuds, however, since it seems a good chunk of their dynamic seems to be Kathy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZswCUiAM9E pushing Anderson's buttons.]]
20th Jan '13 9:30:40 PM captainpat
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8th Nov '12 7:11:04 PM iLikeYourBeard
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* TheTeetotaler: Kathy proudly claims to be one of these, as her response to growing up in a house with many alcoholics when she was a chid.
8th Aug '12 9:26:41 PM IchigoMontoya
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* INeedAFreakingDrink: Her mother's reaction to hearing that Kathy would be going on a cruise with lesbians and their children.
* RefugeInAudacity: "Suck it, Jesus!"
6th Mar '12 5:07:11 AM Duncan
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You might know her from a few shows and movies. Including ''SuddenlySusan'' where she plays... pretty much herself. She hosted TheRoast of Joan Rivers on ComedyCentral. Oh... and she has a blink and you'll miss it moment in ''PulpFiction''; the scene where BruceWillis tries to run down VingRhames. Cathy also has a more substantial role as hotel night manager Betty in the lead in to Quentin Tarantino's seqment of ''Four Rooms''.

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You might know her from a few shows and movies. Including ''SuddenlySusan'' where she plays... pretty much herself. She hosted TheRoast of Joan Rivers on ComedyCentral. Oh... and she has a blink and you'll miss it moment in ''PulpFiction''; the scene where BruceWillis tries to run down VingRhames.VingRhames (in the credits she's listed [[AsHimself As Herself]]). Cathy also has a more substantial role as hotel night manager Betty in the lead in to Quentin Tarantino's seqment of ''Four Rooms''.
30th Jan '12 7:52:14 PM Cabezon
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* WhatWouldXDo: When having to sing after KristinChenoweth on her reality show: "WWASD: What would AshleeSimpson Do?"
27th Jan '12 1:24:44 AM DoctorSerenitySquid
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You might know her from a few shows and movies. Including SuddenlySusan where she plays... pretty much herself. She hosted TheRoast of JoanRivers on ComedyCentral. Oh... and she has a BlinkAndYouMissItMoment in PulpFiction; the scene where BruceWillis tries to run down VingRhames. Cathy also has a more substantial role as hotel night manager Betty in the lead in to Quentin Tarantino's seqment of Four Rooms.

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You might know her from a few shows and movies. Including SuddenlySusan ''SuddenlySusan'' where she plays... pretty much herself. She hosted TheRoast of JoanRivers Joan Rivers on ComedyCentral. Oh... and she has a BlinkAndYouMissItMoment blink and you'll miss it moment in PulpFiction; ''PulpFiction''; the scene where BruceWillis tries to run down VingRhames. Cathy also has a more substantial role as hotel night manager Betty in the lead in to Quentin Tarantino's seqment of Four Rooms.''Four Rooms''.



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* Hatedom: Kathy revels in this, reading hate mail in her standup act.

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* Hatedom: {{Hatedom}}: Kathy revels in this, reading hate mail in her standup act.



* RefugeInAudacity: "Suck it, Jesus!"

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* RefugeInAudacity: "Suck it, Jesus!"Jesus!"
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31st Dec '11 9:02:55 PM Iqbal
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