What can be said about Kathy Griffin’s idiocy that hasn’t been said? We didn’t want to give the misanthropic twit the SLL platform. We were looking for one good article, an appropriate summation, of the whole affair, and here’s the best we’ve found. From Hardscrabble Farmer at theburningplatform.com:
This entire shift in culture is coming down to one simple reality.
They don’t offer any of it in anything that they say or do. Her entire presser is loaded from front to back with contradictions, which are the places where truth and fiction collide.
Kathy Griffin has had a career in the comedy industry that has lasted over 20 years. She has been on TV, appeared in film, written books, had award winning recordings, played venues like Carnegie Hall and Times Square on New Years Eve. And all of this with an act that is near the bottom of what any reasonable comic would consider to be “funny”. One of the worst parts of being a comic is that you become jaded. Once you’ve figured out the tricks of audience manipulation, joke construction and physical delivery little remains that will make you laugh.
The ones who can make comics laugh are known to be playing to the back of the room- comic’s comics. Kathy Griffin has a reputation in the industry as being one of the least funny, most difficult and erratic people to deal with. She isn’t nice to people, she’s got an ego that is far larger than her talent warrants, she’s been handed prime spots simply because she’s a female and she’s built a huge army of comics, club owners and staff that simply revile her for these reasons. And yet she claims that “white men” have held her back? Hey Kathy, aren’t you signed with William Morris? He’s an old white guy and so is your agent, Ari Emmanuel and his partner Patrick Whitesell. What’s the problem, no female agents of color in Hollywood? Hypocrite.
You don’t see one thing in this entire episode and no seems to notice- have you seen anyone in the comedy world come forward to tell people what a genuine and decent soul she is? How naturally funny and kind, how good she’s been to others or how often she has been there for other performers, how she brought down the house with unbelievably funny and original material, always worked her ass off to get where she is?
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