“It’s the late show, bitches!” said emmy award-winning diva Kathy Griffin, who galloped, waved and curtseyed onto stage to a thunderous standing ovation as The Pussycat Dolls “When I Grow Up” blasted through the speakers in The Theatre at The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, on July 18.
“You came on a good night,” said Griffin who was in a particularly raunchy mood that evening. Once she tracked down “her gays,” her “girls, lesbian or otherwise” and “her straights,” Griffin worked it during her second of two sold out performance that evening. The 10:30 p.m. no-holds-barred late show was just the excuse needed to encourage Griffin’s offensively direct and inappropriate behavior that her fans were yearning for.
The audience was flaming. The spotlight hit Griffin; aged to perfection, dressed in black slacks, white dress shirt and pin-striped vest. Her ensemble included two water bottles, a table and a microphone. You may know Griffin from television shows “Suddenly Susan,” “Celebrity Mole,” “My Life on the D List,” or that one time she told Jesus Christ to “suck it.”
Griffin is like that one really cool friend you pay $71 a night to hang out with. She is also very much like your friendly neighborhood Pakistani hit man. Victims of tonight’s hit and run were Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, Ryan Seacrest, Paula Abdul, Barbara Walters and “Oprah Winfrey, and her boyfriend Gayle.”
The outrageous comedic genius with the fiery locks manages to shock the un-shock able. One of the highlights of her performance was when Griffin confessed sometimes she comes up with material even the blunt comedian herself thinks would be inappropriate.
She accepted she may lose a few on this one, but since it was the late she declared Miley Cyrus was a whore. “That girl would f*** a carrot,” said Griffin before she accused Miley having sex with her father.
It was delicious and fulfilling, I loved it. Anyone who has the nerve to expose a 15-year-old for who she really is without justifying her actions and saying “she’s only 15,” has god-like qualities in my opinion!
Griffin sent us home with a segment that was cut form the GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) awards ceremony, where she tricked her mother, Maggie Griffin into presenting at this unscripted event. Griffin asked her mother to point out the gayest person in the audience. Her 88-year-old clueless mother responded with “is Ryan Seacrest here?”
“Thank you, goodnight,” and the fans went wild.
Griffin’s act was exciting and absolutely hilarious. For that hour and 15 minutes we were all on the same team, and that was “Team Griffin.”
Griffin is currently nominated for two additional Emmy Awards, and she’s already planning new antics in case of a win.
With Griffin, being negative never felt so positive, and one thing that’s for sure is Griffin always delivers.
Griffin will be performing at The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Dec 10 and 11
For more information visit: KathyGriffin.net
My Rating: 4 out of 4 Stars