You kind of know your life isn’t going so well when you end up at the Astor in Perth doing your stand up. Part curiosity and part, I kinda love the crazy D lister with her slightly insane …. are the “Men in Black” behind me nerverousness….. made me go. I admire the Kathy Griffin spunk. She “literally” has had the rug pulled out from under her after The Donald photo shoot . She looked fragile and nervous when she walked onstage, a shadow of her former self. I couldn’t read the audience as she drew the weirdest demographic. However the moment she stepped on stage and people cheered, it was cathartic no doubt.
Her act revolved around The Donald and her fall from grace. I was hoping she would drop the whole The Donald is a Nazi routine after numerous nervous rants because she really didn’t need to . In between her desperate need to explain herself, she was actually funny. Love her or hate her , she is just a comedian. A comedian who stuffed up badly. But in this fickled world of entertainment surely they should throw her some slack. When Kanye went all dissy on TayTay it wasn’t long before his bad behaviour was swept umder the rug.
You could tell that Miss Griffin was just holding it together when nearing the end of the show she let the tears roll. For one brief moment the enormity of her plight could be seen by all. The Hollywood D Lister living next door to the Kardashians and who worked along side some of the biggest names in Hollywood was performing to a three quarter full theatre in downtown suburbia in the most isolated capital city in the world. That would make anybody cry.
You could tell she was shocked by her unexpected show of emotions but the crowd for the first time saw Kathy Griffin the person not the persona. And they loved it.
Here is hoping she can move on from The Donald and get back to being the D lister she really is!