The Kathy Griffin Experience

I am one lucky girl!  My husband, also known as the most awesome man in the world, took me to see Kathy Griffin perform live!  I’ve bugged him to go for about seven years now.  See girls, nagging works.

The night started off in a restaurant/pub which was over a hundred years old.  This place was once a police department, among a million other things, and now this creaky little piece of history was home to a bunch of hungry alcoholics.  I was among my own people.  So we took a seat at the bar, which was located directly below the balcony.  There was a waitress who was clearly having a bad day.  She was running into walls, tripping on the stairs, and spilling drinks.  Either she got into the liquor, or she had an inner ear infection, I don’t know.  At one point, she was on the balcony when all of a sudden there was a loud crash and the sound of breaking glass.  At this point something was falling from above down onto our heads.  As the sound of things falling all around us fell silent, I came out from under the protection of my hands.  I didn’t notice any glass, just a lot of liquid, which judging by the smell of my hair, turned out to be beer.  I looked around at the other patrons sitting at the bar.  They all had their heads tilted up, mouths wide open and tongues hanging out trying to catch the falling drops as it rained down beer.  I was expecting some sort of “sorry about that” from the bartenders, but all they wanted was an extra tip for the “free shot of beer”.

So we get to the theater where Kathy Griffin was performing, and I was extremely buzzed.  I was done drinking.  Until I found out they had vodka and cranberry juice.  I waited in the ridiculously long bathroom line wishing I had worn Depends so I could just quietly pee my pants and get on with my night.  The three gray-haired women behind me decided they could not wait, so they stormed the men’s bathroom.  They went in, and a group of very embarrassed men came flying out.  It was fantastic!

I’ve never been near anyone famous and I’m always making fun of those people you see on TV that cry and pass out, or scream like little girls in the presence of a celebrity.  Seriously guys, they are just people, get a grip!  So Kathy Griffin comes out on stage and I start shrieking “It’s Kathy!  It’s Kathy!  Look she’s right there!”  I was like some ten-year old girl at a Bieber concert.  I should have been ashamed of my behavior, but I wasn’t.  I just kept tugging on my husband’s arm yelling at the top of my lungs “Oh my god it’s Kathy Griffin!”

So the show gets underway, everyone was cracking up, and then out of nowhere this guy rushes the stage.  Security was on top of it, except that security was this 102 year old man.  He was slow-moving, and you could see the dust falling from him as he attempted to stop this guy from getting near Kathy.  By the time security made it to the stage, the crazy fan was already back in his seat.  He left Kathy a note and a book he wanted signed.  She was a great sport and signed it.  I would’ve beat the hell out of him with it for stealing my stage time.

Anyway, it was a great show.  We laughed the entire time, had great seats, and great drinks.  I’ll definitely be attending another one of her shows and highly recommend seeing her if she’s ever in a city near you.

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112 responses to “The Kathy Griffin Experience

  1. You made me laugh, you made me cry and you gave me the greatest idea ever: Wear Depends when attending a concert. Seriously brilliant…

    🙂

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    • Yeah, I don’t mean to brag, but I’m basically a genius. Plus, Depends comes in a peach color now. It’s very sexy.
      Thank you so much for stopping in! 🙂

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  2. Thanks for this! Gotta love that chick! : ))

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  3. Last year I basically begged my dad to take me to a Kathy Griffin show. He relented and bought the tickets, and then he just sat at the show with his arms crossed the whole time and may have even fallen asleep at one point. It probably had something to do with the fact that he had no knowledge of any of the people of whom Kathy was making fun. I, on the other hand, laughed my ass off the entire time.

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    • LOL! She’s amazing, isn’t she? I was super excited to be there. My husband would have rather seen Daniel Tosh.
      Thanks for leaving a comment that made me laugh out loud!

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  4. I freakin’ love Kathy! And your story is hilarious. You had a great time, depends or no depends. 🙂

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  5. An uncomfortable bladder and beer soaked hair…that sounds right for 2 takeaways from a Kathy Griffin show.

    I clearly can’t stand that no-talent-ass-clown…but I like how you write (as well as most of the other stuff on your site)…so I’ll follow ya.

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  6. Kinked Slinky

    the guy rushing the stage – sometimes people watching is half the fun !

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    • You are so right! That took a lot of crazy to run up on stage in the middle of a show. I’m sure it was a little less scary considering who security was. 🙂

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  7. I too, LOVE KATHY!!!!!!! and got the chance to see her live! She’s pretty awesome. I ❤ how she says what she wants and even (okay, most of the time) takes it way too far. She has Balls of Steel and that's why we love her!!!! Haters gonna hate. I don't get it. If you don't like her, then move on.

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    • Me too! I’m a huge fan of “inappropriate” humor. I would totally ask Kathy to marry me if I wasn’t already married to such a wonderful guy. 🙂
      Thanks so much for stopping in and leaving a comment!

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  8. HAHA! This is a great post, especially the part about wishing you had worn Depends. I literally laughed out loud, which made everyone else in the office look at me like a crazy person. Love it, and so glad you had a good time seeing K.G.!

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    • Thank you! I’m so glad it made you laugh out loud! I should feel bad that everyone in your office looked at you like a crazy person, but I think that’s funny, so I’m having a hard time conjuring up any real remorse! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post, and for leaving such a nice comment! It really means a lot to me. 🙂

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  9. I love Griffin.

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  10. Sounds like a great time & I love that bathroom story! xD

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  11. What fun!!! My husband can’t stand her, so I’m 100% sure he’ll never buy us tickets. I’ll just live vicariously through you!

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    • My husband could take her or leave her. You can make a girl’s night of it! Totally worth ditching the hubby for a few hours. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  12. I so envy you for being able to see her.

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  13. Loved your post. Can totally see three old ladies storming the men’s, they never have a long line.
    Ruth from At Home on the Road

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  14. This was awesome–I was just talking about Kathy Griffin with my mom the other day, after watching a stand-up bit on TV. I would love to see her live. I guess the only remaining question is…did you take advantage of the “free” beer?

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    • Thanks! I hope you get to see her live sometime. As far as the “free” beer, I didn’t get any in my mouth, however my hair had some extra volume to it that entire evening. 🙂

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  15. I really laughed out loud at your diaper comment 🙂 “quietly pee my pants” love it

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    • Thank you! The fact that it made you laugh out loud makes my day! Sometimes I’m the only one that thinks I’m funny. It’s always nice to hear from someone that “gets me”. I appreciate you stopping in and leaving a comment! 🙂

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  16. Great post! Kathy is one of my favorite comedians she is SO funny!! Love how she talks, she’s really chatty.

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  17. Dust in the wind from the 102 year old guy, hilarious. (dandruff maybe or just crumbs??)

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    • I’m sure that he would have been pretty bad ass if he had his walker. Unfortunately it did not go with his outfit, so he was on his own. 🙂

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  18. Freshly pressed, like a mammogram, only better. Congrats Lisa!

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  19. One of the few people I would want to brave the crowds for….Kathy Griffin, not you…then again, you can be a hoot too!

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    • LOL! Hey, I AM a hoot! Also, the more you drink, the funnier I get. But I’d have to agree that I’m not quite “brave the crowd” material. For Kathy, though, I’d brave a crowd of PMSing catholic nuns. Thank you so much for stopping in. Your comment made me laugh! 🙂

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  20. You’re so lucky! I loooove her!

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    • I am lucky! However, my husband is constantly reminding me of how lucky I was to get to see her, and how he’s the one that made it happen. I’m pretty sure I’m going to owe him for the rest of our lives. Totally worth it. 🙂

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  21. I heard that beer is supposed to be good for the hair. Maybe they were like those new gas stations that have 5 different fast food restaurants inside. Except you went to a beer chugging/hair conditioning salon.

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  22. Isn’t she just hilarious?

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  23. Kathy Griffin perform live is so impressive! I also have seen it!
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

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  24. She is awesome 😀
    Congrats on being featured on the freshly pressed! 🙂
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  25. Lisa ur blog is so nice i like it

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  26. “The three gray-haired women behind me decided they could not wait, so they stormed the men’s bathroom. They went in, and a group of very embarrassed men came flying out.” It was fantastic!

    Really? It was fantastic!? OK, but…I wonder what would have happened if three gray-haired men stormed the women’s bathroom? I doubt a group of very embarrassed women would come flying out. It would be more like a very group of women called the cops.

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    • Most likely, at least one of the women in that crowded bathroom would have some sort of PMS or other hormonal imbalance. Those three gray-haired men would never make it out alive. 😉

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  27. Love the post and lover her! I have a hot date to see the show in August – can’t wait!

    and btw – Life is better when you’re laughing!

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  28. Such a cleverly written post. You truly are a talented woman, someone who can convey intelligently and also be filled with wit: rare combo

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  29. Thanks for sharing your post. I hope Kathy comes to San Diego some day so I can see her!

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  30. Loved your post! Wish I were there to see the bathroom incident, though! 🙂

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    • Thank you! I’m glad you liked it. 🙂 The bathroom incident was hilarious because it was so unexpected and inappropriate. I should have gotten those ladies numbers. I’d love to hang with them sometime.

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  31. Love this! I’m sitting here at work laughing my ass off… I sooo needed this to brighten my day.
    ~ Janet

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    • Hi Janet! Be careful, laughing your ass off at work can lead your co-workers to believe that you’ve either gone crazy, or that you’re looking at porn (because let’s face it, penises are funny). I’m happy that I was able to brighten your day a little! I’m so glad you stopped by. Thanks for leaving a comment, it was great to hear from you! 🙂

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  32. Chatter Master

    You SOUND like Kathy in this post. She would be proud of you. Thank you so much for the good laugh.

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  33. partlycloudypessimist

    A few years ago my best friend took me to see Kathy Griffin at the Borgata in Atlantic City. We had seats in the second row, but because of the emptiness of the first row, we were allowed to move all the way up (we had a really cool security guard there). She is incredibly awesome and her stand-up comedy is truly the best.

    A couple years after that I got to meet her at one of her book signings. She’s truly a very sweet woman and she takes the time to talk to each fan. I was so happy to see this blog up there because she really is under-appreciated. I’m glad you had an awesome time, even if you did have beer-hair by the end of the night. 🙂

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    • Front row seats AND you got to meet her at her book signing?! I’m so jealous! I would love to meet her. It’s on my bucket list. 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping in!

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  34. I’m so jealous, I’d love to go she her show. I love how she doesn’t care, yet does. I’ve seen several interviews with her and she seems like a real cool chick on top of it all.

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  35. love Kathy Griffin! been nagging hubby for 2 years now so guess i got a little ways to go… great blog, especially with the visual i got from the “moved so slow you could see the dust falling from him” part!

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    • Thanks! And good luck with the nagging. Stay strong, be persistent, and if all else fails promise sexual favors. Trust me, it’s totally worth it! 😉 Thanks for stopping in!

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  36. So Kathy Griffin is to you what Cher is to Kathy Griffin? Awesome post! I laughed out loud several times. So jealous.

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    • Hahaha, yes! Great analogy! I’m really glad that it made you laugh out loud. Thank you so much for reading my post and for leaving a comment!

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  37. Kathy Griffin is a has been!

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  38. Nice, I love Kathy Griffin!

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  39. I’d love to see Kathy Griffin! I love her!

    I saw Chelsea Handler and she told all of her jokes while heavily inebriated which was a blessing and a curse because I’d need to be drunk to be on stage styled as terrible as she does too.

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    • Your comment made me laugh out loud! Chelsea Handler is another great comedian, second only to Kathy Griffin (in my humble opinion). I hope you get the chance to see Kathy sometime! I’d love to see Chelsea perform live. 🙂

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  40. Seven years of nagging can break any man’s spirit.

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  41. Funny article, plus your unicorn/rainbow logo is awesome!

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  42. I’ve always found Kathy to be much funnier on her reality show than during her stand-up routines. (I used to love her reality show because I thought it was hilarious.)

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  43. Thank you for posting about KG Lisa. I don’t think she gets the credit she deserves. Love your blog too:)

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  44. wearing depends to quietly pee in your pants… love it 🙂

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    • Well, it’s just that the line was SO long, and I had a vodka/cranberry waiting for me. You can see where the Depends would have been useful. 🙂

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  45. Wow, seeing Kathy G. in the flesh! I’m jealous here. I like here a lot. Anyways, glad to read that you had some fun with your most awesome hubby. 🙂

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  46. I’ve only seen her on WLIIA before. Youtubed her just now and… hm.. she swears quite a lot. Not really my cup of tea.

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  47. lmfao at the women who went into the men’s bathroom, seriously everytime there’s a line for the women’s bathroom i contemplate going into the men’s 😛 If you could come check out my blog!

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    • Rumor has it the men’s bathroom is usually cleaner than the women’s. I’ll be sure to check out your blog! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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