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    Kathy Griffin Is Sorry (And Struggling to Fill Theaters)

    Comedian's ghastly Trump stunt, and its aftermath, haunt 'D-list' talent

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    Celebrities have done everything possible to attack Donald Trump over the past eight years.

    They’ve called him a racist, a Nazi and/or Hitler and wished death upon him in too many ways to count. None have suffered professional blowback for those actions, save one “D-List” celebrity.

    Kathy Griffin.

    The “My Life on the D-List” star shared an image of her holding Trump’s bloody head aloft at the dawn of the real estate mogul’s presidency. All heck broke loose.

    CNN fired her from its New Year’s Eve coverage. Comedy clubs stopped booking her. She tearfully apologized for her actions and watched her idiosyncratic career crumble.

    She claimed at the time to be temporarily put on a governmental no-fly list. She told her side of those events in the 2019 documentary “Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story.”

    That was then.

    Today, celebrities are still allowed to say anything about Trump sans repercussions. Griffin later rescinded her apology for the photograph and even re-shared it on social media without a fraction of the outrage the original posting inspired.

    Except now her career is flailing all on its own.

    Griffin begged fans via social media to buy tickets to her upcoming shows which, apparently, are struggling to fill up venues.

    “I need comedy fans to come out and see me in Kansas City. Come on! I need sell-outs. I’ve been through hell. I’ve been through so much crap since my last tour. I actually just have to laugh at it. I just have to laugh.”

    Axios Des Moines reported Griffin’s upcoming Iowa appearance still has a “significant” number of unsold seats.

    She told the outlet, again, that she shouldn’t have apologized for the bloody Trump image. She also noted that her current act focuses more on her personal woes and lacks a single, structured bit tied to Trump.

    “As of now, I don’t even mention Trump in my new show … He just kind of doesn’t come up,” she told the Omaha World-Herald.

    Griffin, 63, has suffered some personal blows in recent years, including a divorce, addiction and a battle with lung cancer.

    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

  • #2
    How pathetic.

    News flash for Griffin: Maybe you just ain't funny.

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    • #3
      IIRC she took back her initial apology for her stunt. Still, careers for comics and actors can be notoriously short. Particularly for self-described "D-listers."

      I'm always still in trouble again

      "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
      "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
      "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
        IIRC she took back her initial apology for her stunt. Still, careers for comics and actors can be notoriously short. Particularly for self-described "D-listers."
        Yeah, I think she's nuttier than Post Toasties, but with a real mean streak.
        And she has to beg people to buy tickets to her show....

        Living by the wise words of my dear friend Joan Rivers during these times!! “When you’re heartbroken you’re your funniest” right now I must be a riot!! This tour means everything to me so don’t miss out and please buy your tickets!!
        The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

          Yeah, I think she's nuttier than Post Toasties, but with a real mean streak.
          And she has to beg people to buy tickets to her show....

          Living by the wise words of my dear friend Joan Rivers during these times!! “When you’re heartbroken you’re your funniest” right now I must be a riot!! This tour means everything to me so don’t miss out and please buy your tickets!!
          Me and my wife saw Rivers twice in the 80s. Great time...
          Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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          • #6
            Originally posted by seer View Post

            Me and my wife saw Rivers twice in the 80s. Great time...
            Yeah, definitely not in the same class as Griffin.
            The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by seer View Post

              Me and my wife saw Rivers twice in the 80s. Great time...
              Yeah, but did you ever see Don Rickles live?

              I'm always still in trouble again

              "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
              "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
              "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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              • #8
                Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                Yeah, but did you ever see Don Rickles live?
                I purposely did not.
                The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ronson View Post
                  How pathetic.

                  News flash for Griffin: Maybe you just ain't funny.
                  Yup. Never liked her type of "comedy" even before Trump. And she has this very annoying voice that grates on my nerves.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                    Yeah, I think she's nuttier than Post Toasties, but with a real mean streak.
                    And she has to beg people to buy tickets to her show....

                    Living by the wise words of my dear friend Joan Rivers during these times!! “When you’re heartbroken you’re your funniest” right now I must be a riot!! This tour means everything to me so don’t miss out and please buy your tickets!!
                    LOL, name dropping. Yeah that sounds desperate.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sparko View Post

                      Yup. Never liked her type of "comedy" even before Trump. And she has this very annoying voice that grates on my nerves.
                      The few times I've watched parts of her routine, she just came across as unfunny.
                      The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                        The few times I've watched parts of her routine, she just came across as unfunny.
                        It would seem that all of the free publicity CNN used to give her (having her co-host their New Years Eve show) likely helped keep her afloat.

                        I'm always still in trouble again

                        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                        "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                          It would seem that all of the free publicity CNN used to give her (having her co-host their New Years Eve show) likely helped keep her afloat.
                          I always enjoyed the humor of people like Bill Cosby (in the old days), Jerry Clower (no longer with us) and Jeff Foxworthy - who would be genuinely funny without having to resort to dirty stories of profanity...
                          The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                            I always enjoyed the humor of people like Bill Cosby (in the old days), Jerry Clower (no longer with us) and Jeff Foxworthy - who would be genuinely funny without having to resort to dirty stories of profanity...
                            That's part of the problem. Today funny is being replaced by shocking. It's what happened to South Park. They quit worrying about being funny and instead focused on pushing the envelope.

                            Still, as comics such as George Carlin demonstrated, you can be funny and raunchy. It's just that too many skip the first part.

                            I'm always still in trouble again

                            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                            "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                              That's part of the problem. Today funny is being replaced by shocking. It's what happened to South Park. They quit worrying about being funny and instead focused on pushing the envelope.

                              Still, as comics such as George Carlin demonstrated, you can be funny and raunchy. It's just that too many skip the first part.
                              YEARS ago, we had a "Free HBO Weekend" with our basic cable package, and I checked it out - I found a comedy routine by Bill Cosby, and knew it would be worth watching -- until he began using the F-bomb in just about every other sentence, and went really raunchy -- I was stunned. Had to turn it off - really messed with my image of who Bill Cosby was. Fast forward 40 years or so, and maybe that was all "in his heart" all along.
                              The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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