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Kathy Griffin: Post-Trump Comedy Should 'Go For All The Absurdities'


"That's President Piece of Shit."

Kathy Griffin spoke to Vulture about what comedy should look like now that Donald Trump is our future president.

"Now more than ever we must absolutely go for all the absurdities," she said. "For me, that's Trump and all things Trump. It's not about trying to be an equal-opportunity offender anymore because Hillary got such a beat down. It's his turn."

Griffin also joked that, since comedians will be delivering all their beat-downs to the President-elect, she will be taking a different approach. "I'm happy to deliver beat down to Donald Trump--and also to Barron [Trump's youngest son]. You know a lot of comics are going to go hard for Donald, my edge is that I'll go direct for Barron. I'm going to get in ahead of the game."

Despite her joking tone, it's clear Griffin's intent is to remind her audience that the acts of hatred sparked by Trump's rhetoric and that of his administration are not okay. Griffin's take on the situation is refreshingly light, considering the seriousness of today's political climate. At the very least, we know that the next four years will be groundbreaking when it comes to the political comedy scene.

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