I have a habit of becoming obsessed with comedians for months at a time. First, it was Mitch Hedberg, one of the great comic geniuses of our time. Lately, it's Kathy Griffin. She's catty and talks about people behind their backs, which normally aren't attractive qualities, but for some reason when she does it, it's hilarious. Most of the celebrities she skewers have it coming.
I have all of her Bravo specials memorized, and I'm finally getting into her Emmy-winning show My Life on the D-List. I love when she talks about Paula Abdul ("I don't know what she's on - I'm not a pharmacist") and the Olsen twins ("Those bitches are scary... have you seen them in pictures? The way they put their heads together, with those big eyes, like Children of the Corn?") Her stories of behind the scenes action from award shows and TV shows are priceless - my favorite is the near-battle between Sharon Stone and Rosie O'Donnell at an AIDS charity banquet.
YouTube: Kathy Griffin on Sharon Stone and Rosie O'Donnell
Kathy has just released a CD, For Your Consideration. It is so titled because the only reason she's releasing the disc is to try to get a Grammy nomination. That's brilliant! Now that she's won an Emmy (and pissed off the religious right with her acceptance speech), she's trying to move on to another award show. I predict she has at least a 50/50 shot of getting nominated in the Comedy category. Go Kathy!
MP3: Kathy Griffin - Oprah is a Deity (For Your Consideration) Amazon