For some still unexplained reason, Kathy Griffin did not make it on her good friend, Jimmy Kimmel’s show last night. She had been promoting it all week and suddenly there is no evidence she was ever going to go there on her social media. Someone from her camp said that Kathy just happened to forget she had a scheduling conflict. That is complete bullshit. She was peeing herself all week that she finally got booked on two US talk shows this week for the first time since she was blackballed. It appears to me that someone in Kimmel’s camp forced him to pull her.
She also published the above on Instagram today which is apparently the new Gucci runway look. Really? Why do people buy this shit again? Where she claims she was ahead of her time with the whole beheading thing.
So tonight, Kathy appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher. There are quite a few political pundits appearing tonight as usual but Kathy will not be invited to that table, but is instead being interviewed solo. She says Bill Maher was one of the few people who supported her publicly while other people would share their support of her and tell her to please not mention it. Oddly Bill Maher was trashing Trump for the whole Stormy Daniels situation. I am sick to death of every time I check CNN to see if the nukes are coming our way to see instead crap about Trump and the porn star. Didn’t he have a relationship with a black woman in the porn industry? This is a slippery slope for him to cover since she brought some sort of nefarious lawsuit against him. Pot. Kettle.
So here comes Kathy. He introduces her as an Grammy winner, a two time Emmy winner, an actress and comedian who hold the record for most comedy specials ever and more importantly a good American who loves her country and should be able to work in it. Wow. I agree with all of that, except maybe the good part.
Kathy thanks Bill for publicly saying what happened to her was bullshit. He says, “It was bullshit.” Bill talks about how Kathy is a hard worker. She says one dick joke at a time. She’s never had a writer and she has done it all herself. He talks about her “really bad selfie.” She says imagine if you took a really distasteful photo and woke up the next day and the president was tweeting about it and you were getting death threats. She says it is not illegal. It’s covered by the first amendment. She was investigated by two separate government agencies for two months. Bill said he went through a similar scandal but she had it far worse because she literally had her livelihood taken away from her. He says his show kept going and he didn’t lose any ratings. Kathy said she was in the middle of a fifty venue tour and TMZ was posting her show cancellations in real time. She says this scared the theaters because now they are getting robocalls from troll farms saying “If I see that bitch onstage I’m going to cut her in the cunt, chop her head off and put her head up her cunt!” She says she doesn’t blame them because they weren’t used to this sort of attention either.
Kathy talks about being on the Interpol list for international criminals. That is just so fucking ridiculous, but true. She says when she was blackballed in the US she went to work overseas and she was detained in every single city. She said it was frightening because they scan your passport and then the guy at the Singapore airport gets these huge eyes and then she gets sent to a detention room She says that in LAX and London they took her phone.
Bill says, so I assume if you had to do it all over again, she would not have agreed to the photo. She shoots back, “I’d do Mike Pence!” and then reassures us all she is kidding. Kathy Griffin is back y’all. She says “Ten months I’ve waited to do that joke! Ten months!” I have to admire her moxie.
She talks about her current show and how when she talks about the interrogation procedures she went through you can hear a pin drop. Everyone is shocked. She says the Department of Justice threatened her every day for two days with a no knock warrant. She was like, “Do they want my Backstreet Boys CDS?” Seriously what smoking gun would they be looking for? I feel bad for her. So she had to negotiate an interrogation in her attorney’s office at great expense to avoid the paparazzi on some sort of a perp walk. They told her repeatedly she could leave in handcuffs. She says that is the administration we are living under and she really believes it could happen to any of us. Bill agrees that nothing was off the table.
He moves on to discuss her lost friendships. She says she is down to three gay guys and Bill but she hears he is fluid. She says she got canned from CNN and Don Junior went on to say that he didn’t just want to ruin her career, they want to decimate her. She says that was months after the photo. She says she is not decimated and shoots the double bird. Bill says that we need comedians. Kathy says we need political humor and people want to be mean to Donald Trump.
Kathy says she does have a small announcement of victory. She says she is dipping her toes into touring again. She’s booked a show at Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center.
Then Bill moves over to the table with the political grownups. It seems it has been made clear to them they are not to discuss Kathy Griffin. I think she did as well as could be expected.
I’m still waiting for the shoe to drop about what happened with Jimmy Kimmel.
UPDATED! I totally resized and watermarked this photo of Kathy’s recent Instagram last night and had some sort of brain fart and forgot to include it! I kept wondering why no one was discussing it!