It happened just as Kathy Griffin caught a whiff of her own skin burning. Her efforts to reach mass-fame status landed her a spot on the lower-tier reality game show Celebrity Mole Hawaii. To win and win she did Griffin forced herself to tread barefoot across searing-hot coals. It was this desperate, shameless act that brought her to a humbling understanding: She is a D-list celebrity.
In typical Griffin style, she didnt mourn her exile from Hollywoods inner circle in fact she embraced it, and that led to her getting her own reality show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. She has used that coveted Bravo time slot to exploit her bottom-feeder fame, a shtick she has done with such pizzazz that the Emmy Awards committee took note and tossed her a statue. You can see this sassy, brassy belle perform in the flesh (none of it burning) Thursday at 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live. Tickets range from $49 to $79.
Thu., Sept. 4, 2008