Kathy Griffin is Allegedly Hilarious
By Bob Merrick
Ever since she gave Brooke Shields sass on Suddenly Susan, we have adored Kathy Griffin. The rambunctious redhead, long a friend of �the gays� (as she likes to call us), sat down with us to talk about her hilarious new DVD, Kathy Griffin: Allegedly (Anchor Bay Entertainment), which hits shelves November 30.
Were you the class gossip in high school and always stirring the pot to get people in trouble?
I was always a gossip, really, since I could talk. My very first words were, �She did not just say that!�
Which celebrity are you most nervous to have view your new DVD Allegedly?
The beauty of what I do is that the people that I talk about don�t really know about it. Like I talk about going on The View and having this really uncomfortable moment with Barbara Walters, and I don�t think Barbara Walters knows who I am. I have been on The View with her twice. I think if someone said, do you know who Kathy Griffin is? Barbara Walters would say, �no.� So I am not that worried.
What is the difference between the DVD and your D-List special on Bravo?
The DVD Allegedly is like the Jerry Springer Too Hot For TV version. It�s totally different material, so it�s not like the same material with swear words. It�s all the scandalous material Bravo wouldn�t touch. It�s my own Girls Gone Wild.
Have you ever regretted anything you�ve said about someone in your act?
I constantly regret things I say, because I change my mind about people. Like I tell a story in my DVD about meeting Gwyneth Paltrow, who is a huge condescending pain in the ass, and meeting her with Stella McCartney, who I also thought was that way. It turns out Stella got every joke and reference that I made. After I met her, I kind of wish I hadn�t said that �cause she�s really nice.
Why do you think you are so successful in the gay community?
I�ve always hit it off with gay people for as long as I can remember. I was that girl in high school that went to the prom with a gay guy. I was the girl that dated all the guys that turned gay. I�m a gaymaker. If you dated me in high school, chances are you�re now gay.
Are you worried about your husband being on the down low with that theory?
I am positive that my husband and my father are both on the down low after seeing the Oprah down-low episode.
If you could find the personal diary of one person, dead or alive, with all of the juicy details, whose would you want to find?
Lana Turner. �Cause I think she killed Johnny Stompanato and she made her daughter take the fall.
What is the number one misconception people have about you?
That I am mean. I think that truly funny people are not mean-spirited. I am gonna make fun of Clay Aiken just as much, if not more, than the next guy, but I am a fan of Clay Aiken. I literally go to his shows. I like to make fun of Celine Dion, and opening night of her show in Vegas, I was in row three.