This is the no miss interview from Larry King, who is doing an amazing job still interviewing people.
Two-time Emmy award winning comedian Kathy Griffin remembers her friend Joan Rivers in this special interview with Larry King, offering a rare glimpse into the life of the beloved comedian on the latest episode of the Emmy nominated series “Larry King Now”. Plus, Kathy on Ray Rice, why CBS didn’t consider her for Ferguson’s gig & her quest to get Anderson Cooper fired.
Kathy sat down with Larry and addressed a NY Post article suggesting that she was gunning to fill Joan Rivers’ shoes on “Fashion Police” while Rivers was still in a coma, “It’s disgusting. It’s not true. And I know that stuff shouldn’t bother me at this stage of my career — you know, I thought I’d heard it all — but that one hurts, because it’s as far from the truth as you can get.” (clip below)
The Grammy winner dished on the surprising reason she says CBS didn’t consider her as a replacement for Craig Ferguson. Kathy also sounded off on the recent late-night shakedown “I’m not happy that another middle-aged white guy got the job, but he is obviously a very, very funny guy.” (clip below)
When Larry questioned whether the backside on Kathy Griffin’s album cover is her, the comedian offered him some very ‘cheeky’ proof.
The hilarious stand-up comic concluded her interview by answering social media questions from some of her biggest fans, including what she and Joan discussed during their last dinner, the dating advice she offered Kathy and what the world doesn’t know about Ms. Rivers.
The episode is now LIVE on Ora.tv and Hulu.com (episodes premiere daily 5pm EST)
I Would Never Take Joan’s Job
Kathy Griffin addresses a New York Post article suggesting that she was gunning to fill Joan Rivers’ shoes on “Fashion Police” while Rivers was still in a coma.
Joan Rivers Worked Until The End
Kathy Griffin on the hectic work schedule Joan had just the day prior to her ill-fated procedure, and why she considers Rivers a feminist.
Comedy Has Gotten More PC Than Ever
Kathy Griffin on why she and Joan Rivers thought comedy had become too politically correct, and how it pained her to see Joan “get in trouble” for her material.
Are You Doubting My Butt Crack?
When Larry questions whether the backside on Kathy Griffin’s album cover is her, the comedian offers him some very “cheeky” proof.
They Should Really Just End Football
Kathy Griffin sounds off on the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal, and why Janay Rice should not be blamed.
I’m Not Happy Another Middle-aged White Guy Got The Job
Kathy Griffin sounds off on the recent late-night shakedown – Colbert, Corden, Chelsea and all – and the surprising reason she says CBS didn’t consider her as a replacement for Craig Ferguson.
My Goal Is To Get Anderson Cooper Fired
Kathy Griffin dishes on her “multi-year” contract to co-host New Year’s Eve with Anderson Cooper, her quest to get Cooper fired, and the truth about her relationship with Ryan Seacrest.
The Best Advice Joan Rivers Gave Me
Kathy Griffin answers social media questions, including what she and Joan discussed during their last dinner, the dating advice she offered Kathy, and what the world doesn’t know about Ms. Rivers.
“It’s disgusting. It’s not true. And I know that stuff shouldn’t bother me at this stage of my career — you know, I thought I’d heard it all, but that one hurts, because it’s as far from the truth as you can get.” — Kathy Griffin’s response to the NY Post Article saying she was gunning for Joan Rivers’ job on “Fashion Police” while Joan was in a coma
“I would never take Joan’s job.”
“I am prone to go to Cher’s. I call it Cher island, because Cher owns half of Malibu.”
“My mission that I’ve assigned to myself is to really shine a light on the part of her legacy that people may not be aware of.”
“She said ‘It’s just different for us,’ and when you’re a girl comic – we always refer to ourselves as girl comics – you have to work harder and jump higher.” — Joan Rivers’ words for Kathy Griffin
“One of my last emails to her was ‘Look, you may not want to identify yourself as a feminist, but too bad, you are.’ ”
“It’s still a boys’ club to the extent that there isn’t even a girls’ club.” — Kathy Griffin on the comedic landscape
“We were like-minded in thinking that the world of comedy has gotten more PC now than ever.“
“And we often talked about how, pre-9/11, you could make a joke about the president, you could make a joke about Monica Lewinsky, and you wouldn’t get issued a statement from the White House or anything. And then post-9/11, you couldn’t make any jokes about W, he was untouchable, people would book in the theater, etc, and then even in the last couple of years, one thing that pained me greatly was seeing Joan quote ‘get in trouble’ for jokes that she would make.” — Kathy Griffin on America’s comedy becoming too PC
“It felt better than the love from a human.” – Kathy Griffin on how it felt when she won her Grammy for Best Comedy Album
“Goodell should go. They should really just end football.” — Kathy Griffin on the Ray Rice domestic abuse case and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
“People have to stop blaming this woman.” — Kathy Griffin on the Ray Rice domestic abuse case
“I’m not happy that another middle-aged white guy got the job, but he is obviously a very, very funny guy.” – Kathy Griffin on Stephen Colbert replacing David Letterman
“I don’t know who he is. I wanted a woman to get that spot.” — Kathy Griffin on Craig Ferguson’s replacement, James Corden
“They told me they weren’t considering females.” — Kathy Griffin on CBS’s search for a Craig Ferguson replacement
“That’s really my goal, is to get him fired. But I’m not able to yet, so now I have more opportunities.” — Kathy Griffin on co-anchoring CNN’s New Years coverage with Anderson Cooper
“Her true legacy of being a woman who made history over and over and over, and in my opinion didn’t really get that credit, and I think she’s getting it now.”
This Week’s Schedule:
Monday – Kathy Griffin
Tuesday – Craig Ferguson
Wednesday – Jerry Springer and Steve Wilkos
Thursday – Michelle Monaghan