Kathy Griffin, famed D-list comedienne and cousin of Family Guy star Peter Griffin is in somewhat of a career rut according to an article in The Daily Wire. “I just want you guys to know, when I get home, I do not have one single day of paid work in front of me.”
I watched the first two seasons of Griffin’s show, Life on the D-List, in my never ending search for a truly funny female comedian. That search is an entire post in itself, but the consequences for the purposes of this post is that I’m familiar with Griffin’s work, and her life somewhat. Or at least as much as “reality” TV actually shows. She really only had one unique hook, and that was her willingness to talk trash about other Hollywood celebs. But of course, that has its own limiting ceiling. You can’t leave the D-list if you keep trashing the A-list. Still, Griffin hustled for work and made a pretty good living. But entertainment is a fickle business. Rape one teenager, or put out one jihadi picture, and suddenly the prudes start attacking your business model.
Still, there might be a little career left for Griffin. Her famed jihadi picture was what effectively ended her career in the West. Even those who hate Trump and love pictures of a Trump beheading hate being embarrassed by having their deepest fantasies revealed. So are there new horizons that Griffin could explore?
Just a modest proposal, but since Kathy Griffin has worked the USO tour circuit before, she’s familiar with the Middle East. Why not try working the other side of the street? With the fall of Raqqa, ISIS and its associated groups must be really in the doldrums right now. Fleeing from bombing, and losing your sex slaves could be a real kick in the teeth for moral. So maybe…Griffin could find a fresh comedy market among the various jihadi fighter groups that dot the world. Those guys could probably use a little fresh comedy, and what may seem stale in the US might be fresh as can be in the deserts of Syria. “Look Ahmed! The red headed, uncovered whore! I would kill her but I am laughing so hard!” To me, this sounds like a win/win for everyone. Griffin gets a refreshed career, and we have something to take the terrorist’s minds off of bombing something.
But Kathy, save the severed Trump head for the encore.