Sometimes it seems that the only person in my life who isnt gay (as far as I know) is my boyfriend. My roommates, my best friend, my high school prom dateall gay. Part of the reason I adore Kathy Griffin is that shes got such a huge gay following that it makes me feel like less of a fag hag. But the bigger reason is the woman is just so goddamn funny. The self-proclaimed D-list celebrity and stand-up comedienne has a knack for being politically incorrect, and its gotten her into trouble on more than one occasion (Suck it, Jesus as Emmy-acceptance speech?). Griffin also lost her hosting gig on E!s red-carpet award show coverage for falsely announcing that child actress Dakota Fanning had years ago entered rehab. But those mistakes havent deterred her from trash-talking our other divine beings, like Oprah. In a celebrity-obsessed culture that puts stars on a pedestal, Griffins ability to knock them right off is not only refreshing, but an absolute riot.
Sat., Nov. 17, 7 & 10 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 18, 8 p.m., 2007