Kathy Griffin has got something to sing about! Besides starring in her first Broadway show, she's just landed a guest spot on "Glee."
"So excited! It's true!" the comedian tweeted February 18, confirming a TV Line report that she'll appear in an upcoming episode.
Griffin will play one of the judges at the Regionals competition, and her character, Tammy Jean, is said to be inspired by a certain favorite target of Griffin's: According to Movieline, the Fox series was seeking an actress to play "a middle-aged 'recent Tea Party candidate and home-schooler — a Sarah Palin type.'”
Not surprisingly, Griffin, who has worked the entire Palin family into her act, was the show's go-to gal.
"Glee" previously took on Palin last season, when Coach Sue Sylvester told Cheerios Santana and Brittany, “You may be two of the stupidest teens I’ve ever encountered — and that’s saying something. I once taught a cheerleading seminar to Sarah Palin.”
Besides Griffin, "Grey's Anatomy" star Loretta Devine will also appear as a judge in the Regionals episode. Her character? A former stripper turned nun.
Are you looking forward to seeing Griffin on "Glee"?
TERRIBLE choice on the part of the show. Why do they insist on throwing in political insults?? Can't you just let us enjoy the music without being bombarded by biased writing and stereotyping? Love Glee, HATE Kathy Griffin. Ugh...
Oh, yes, Sarah.... KG is SUCH a "has-been" with her Broadway Show and guest appearances on top-rated network programs... not to mention her sold-out touring schedule. Interesting that KG brings out such strong feelings ... people either ADORE her (like me) or despise her. I think it's because KG is SO intelligent and witty. People who despise just don't quite have the chops to understand her wit. Somebody should do a study relating IQs to KG fans... bet it would make a hilarious slope! Upward and onward, Kathy!
Like the show, but NOT Kathy Griffin! Will not watch this episode. She's just too hateful, not funny!
Kathy is a washed out " has been" that is not funny or enjoyable. Kathy is struggling to stay afloat. She can't create decent material so she attacks Sarah Palin, the strongest most powerful woman in the USA.. DUMB DAMN democrats destroys democracy.
Go get her Kathy!
Kathy G is my heroine!God forbid someone has the balls to call things as they are. Can NOT wait to see this episode. Love ya, Kathy!
Does this woman not have any other material ? I think this is one episode I will have to pass on.
Honestly, liberals keep wondering why Sarah Palin won't just go away.. maybe because you keep bringing her back. Time and again.. I personally am tired of the jokes. Find someone else to hate, it's getting old. AND I'm tired of politics entering into shows. I watch shows to get away from real life and all that crap. I could care less what some producer/actor/actress or talk show host thinks about politics. Just like you all could care less what I think. We can think for ourselves, quit trying to push us one way or another. Just entertain us.
That's too bad. I can't stand Kathy Griffin. She just needs to go crawl back into the insect hole she came out of.
hell's to the yes! Now Finally a reason to watch GLEE
i love glee, bu i can not stand kathy griffin. SHE'S JUST NOT FUNNY.
Not a fan of Kathy but if you're making fun of Palin, you're doing god's work as far as I'm concerned.
I don't like her cause she is a gay supporteror things that are fun like Glee.
I am not a fan of KC's brand of comedy and while I don't particularly like Sarah Palin I have to say that after two years everyone needs to find another parody. It's getting old. Let's make fun of the Obama's and their need to take tons of vacations a year while children in this country go malnurished to school. Awesome. Glee was great the first season, I stopped watching half way through the grilled cheezus episode.
I don't understand her hateful humor. She just seems Angry. The viewing audience of TV in general, you may want to re-examine your pathetic situation. You may lack intelligence, appearance, and probably a social life, but as scary and sick as Kathy Griffin is, she seems to be making a living with her annoying voice and a "following" that is a reflection of her. Sad. No wonder there is barely an audience for TV today. There just isn't any viewer ship anymore and that is why.
Does Griffin eat with that mouth ? Does she kiss her parents with those same lips?
Too bad Kathy is so offensive in her own right. Just a nasty comedian and personality. Love to see Palin panned, but not by her.
Griffin is just a cheap hack.
that Kathy Griffin needs to stay home........Cannot stand her.......Glee is my favorite and its going to be ruined because she is on a segment......Sick of her Palin jokes anyway!!!!
Amazing how left wing loonies, such as the no-talent hack Kathy, are obsessed with Palin. Kathy has all the talent of a dial tone.
I only fast forward to the scenes with the hotties oh wait that's most of them. Although it would even things out if they picked on the first chimp oops I mean first lady for a change
Racist much? Having dinner at the Duke's later, right? David Duke, that is.
bring back celebrity death match.... kathy the mouth griffin vs. sarah the butcher palin.
She can dish it out but can't take it! How's your children's sweat shops doing?
FACT; KATHY GRIFFIN YOU MAKE THE WORLD SMILE
SUCH A BEAUTIFUL, FUNNY, FUNNY PERSON.
Don't watch Glee much but will to see KG. Her stand-up act is hysterically pee-in-your-pants funny but admittedly flies right over the heads of many rightwing conservative types due to excessive taxation of their limited faculties. The jokes just aren't quite as funny any more when you have to take so long to explain them.
At least they both have something in common – they're irritating as hell.
Who would i rather?
Palin would choke-
Griffin would swallow-
The choice is obvious!
Kathy Griffin is beyond annoying. I loved Glee when it first came on. Their renditions of the songs they did were fun and entertaining and the story line was fun. Since season two though they"e been pandering to every big name no talent out there. The recent Justin Beiber episode has me right on the line to quit watching. Kathy Griffin will put me over the line. If I go I won't come back.
I'm sure the show is concerned...don't let the door hit you...
That's crazier than a rubber hose bottle of foot.
JFK – way to over-generalize. I can assure you that my level of education extends far beyond high school. In fact, I am a licensed attorney in multiple states. I don't consider myself blue-collar and I enjoy Kathy Griffin's comedy. She's crude and crass and isn't afraid to say what she thinks. Some people find it funny, others don't. But please don't make sweeping claims – I am sure "blue collar" workers are offended that you are insinuating that they aren't intelligent enough to enjoy a more sophisticated comedian's act, and white collar workers are just as offended that you're implying that we must be dumb to enjoy a laugh. Choose your words more carefully, please.
Can't wait! Kathy is so funny!!
@Jack – "Can't wait! Kathy is so funny!!"
Jack, it's really sad how easily entertained you are. Grow up. You're embarrassing the rest of us.
I don't watch Glee but I will when Kathy comes on. Kathy rocks. I wish she was still on Regis.
Should have been Tina Fey instead of this dried up husk.
Kathy Griffin is the current day Joan Rivers. Neither of these women have any talent or do anything worth watching.
They are funny only to those individuals whose education went no further than high school. Griffin appeals to
blue collar types who have an axe to grind. Bad humor. In short, both are a couple of dogs!
Yo old goat, she can play Godzilla, I mean Michelle Obama, just have her in blackface and there you go-now that would be funny!
i went to school with s. palin and trust me folks when i say she is as dumb as a bag of rocks. teachers wanted to slap her she was so stupid
They should have another judge. An older white haired male, I think he's supposed to be the vice-president or something. But we never see him...and on each and every rare occasion we see him, he says something stupid.
Oh wait, my bad...only conservatives are allowed to be mocked incessantly.
sandra honey.. you're the one who doesn't "get it" ! KG may be your l*sbian fantasy, but that does not make her funny.
An ridiculously annoying 'actress' human type thing, portraying a person not nearly as annoying, on a show that's equally annoying as she is. Nope, won't be there.
teddy2chains... why don't you s**k yo mamma's sick d*ck? at least don't spell out the bad words, use a * so you won't get in trouble with the censors!
HOORAY! Can't wait! I love her. Kathy's known for intelligent humor. Judging from most of you commenting on here who hate her - you don't think she's funny because you don't "get it." Doesn't mean she's not funny. To most of us with a brain and a sense of humor about ourselves, she's very funny. That's why she's a huge success. Her comedy is her claim to fame, if you don't like it, don't listen to it.
I will stop watching these shows that continue to voice their political crap. This is not entertaining and I thought that was what these shows are suppose to be. Kathy needs to go away. She has never nor will she ever be funny.
it's schtick, not stick, dumba$$. shows how much you know about comedy. very few female comedians are actually funny, honey. kathy is NOT one of them.
Wow I thought CNN and Anderson Cooper was the only network that would give dried up old bag of rat guts any air time. Guess the Glee crowd are just as desperate.
Kathy may not be the best comedian to some of you (in my opinion she is one of the best) but she can sure fill an venue for her shows. She makes fun of everyone, that's what comedians do...some of you really do need to chill out. I can't wait to see it. Should be the bomb....Those of you who are commenting on her looks, I hope ya cleaned your glass houses before being so nasty about how someone looks. To those who just had to drag Michelle Obama into this, all I can say is:really, wow, really...I along with millions thinks she's the Lady that has more class in her pinky fingernail than you haters can only dream of ever having! Right on Michelle! Love you Kathy!
I hate Kathy Griffin but love Glee. This is a terrible decision on their part to have her on the show. She is not funny. All she does is insult others and people who have an awful sense of humor are the only ones who find her funny.
....just another big-mouth, hot-headed red head. Can't stand red heads....all the girls in high school with apple tops were so annoying and when they grew up....even more annoying
What does Michelle Obama have to do with an episode of Glee??? Right wingers take flight off the subject once again. Talking about black booty etc... I will not cry racism but I will cry "ignorance at it's best". Keep on showing it folks, we laugh in the face of the ridiculous.
Kathy Griffin is the most unfunny beyotch in TV land. how does she keep getting work?
What do Kathy Griffin and CNN have in common? They're both OBSESSED with Sarah Palin.
I'll be watching to see Loretta Devine. I watch everything she does.
Not a big Griffin fan but she really did a good job on Law and Order.
She could win a osar if she plays as andy dick she looks just like him AMAZING
Your dead on the money. If I didn't know better I would swear they were both spawned by the same genetically deficient parents
Wow this woman is so hard to look at...gross! Ginger-vitis
I love anyone who blasts the moron Palin and her dysfunctional family.
Just another sign the world is ending.griffin is a windbag palin is a parrot yup i love to hate them both.
May I have ten seconds it took to read this article please? I could have spent that time on picking my nose and scratching my bum.
Hum diddle do...anyone can be Sarah Palin-esque. Just walk around pointing fingers & talk about how the media is after you and how its all just a huge injustice. Kathy will be hilarious. Let her make millions by poking fun at celebs. She's harmless.
Kathy Griffin is NOT funny at all, she looks like a wrinkled up CHICKEN, and all she can do is be hateful and make fun of people. Sign of a VERY unhappy and bitter woman.
You have a point, her smile reminds me of a mother who is angry at her kids in the grocery store.
Check out the beak on that thing.
You would do right to know that it's also an endangered species. The"Washupitar" is a one of a kind beast belonging to the "hasbeen" family of birds.
Don't think you can turn a sows ear into a silk purse, neither can Griffin play Palin. Poor Griffin, she is one homely woman and apparently can't have a career without making fun of people. Doesn't work though, she is just a nobody that only has a following of the dregs of society. nasty !!!
Since you see it fitting to resort to simple personal attacks...your analogy would require the generous stretch of putting Palin in the silk purse role....But a sows ear can look incredibly like a sack of a different nature which is perfectly fitting.
And thanks for the obvious...making fun of celebrities IS her career and she makes no allusions otherwise.
Chlamydia of the mouth much zephyr?
zephyr, how about you crawl back into whatever crap hole you came out of...thanks. btw, your mom called earlier and wants you to stop stealing her tampons. cheers!
Love the irony that KG could easily be responsible for most of the posts on this thread so far. Love her...hate her...love to hate her. All of the above.
Ohio Ron u hit it right on the head!
Enough already with the Sarah Palin skits...that's like 2 year old material. It was funny when Tina Fey did it, but Griffin is just being a wanna-be. Get some new material, we've heard enough Palin jokes, slams, and insults. Move on, please.
No sign of Palin slowing down on being an enormous, ill-informed, righty-tighty gas bag so not likely the comedy will stop any time soon.
s_C surprisingly, you took the words right outta my mouth lmao
Simply one more reason NOT to watch Glee! Next to Joy Behar Kathy Griffin is the most obnoxious, unfunny person on TV
it is hard to be funny when you hate as much as those two do,
The fact that Kathy Griffin can even earn a paycheck as a comedian (she's really not at all funny, in my opinion) proves that talent is not a prerequisite to appearing in a TV show.
Then let's see you get on TV.
Yes!!!! A Kathy Griffin/Glee combo would be just fantastic! Her light humor would be a great contrast to Jane Lynch's darker humor!!!!
Fair play would be if they had Bristol on, her character could drop a kid during junior graduation.
Love it. I just saw her here in Milwaukee...taping her next Bravo special. She'll be awesome!
Forget her, I'm more excited for Loretta Devine. I Loved her on Supernatural.
People need to relax and stop taking the show so seriously. Glee is suppose to be fun and I think bringing Kathy on would be hilarious. She's just playing one of the judges, she's not singing. Her acting can't be worse than Olivia Newton John's or Josh Grobin's (regionals judges from season 1). Can't wait!!
Can't wait! I love her!
Ah yes, Glee sinking to even more lows getting Griffin on board for the show, even for a guest spot. Glee once had promise, now it is becoming just disappointment.
YES, let's all gang up on Kathy Griffin. A comedian that makes a living making fun of everyone. Sarah Palin is not excluded, unfortunately, nor is anyone!!! Kathy is the Queen of Comedy...she makes fun of everyone equally! And no, I am not a lesbian!
When will this be, so i can miss the show!!? Ugh!!
I'm so sick of seeing her show up on tv. Her comedy sux, she can barely act, and she would never get any air-time if she didn't have "special help" behind the scenes. So who is it? Her uncle? Some family member in the cable biz?
And that is a horrible picture, btw. She looks like a man. Why can't she just find something else to do?
Kathy griffin is hilarious!
And here you are working at McDonalds. Every comedian has their stick.. and you either like it or don't. Kathy Griffin has a huge following just as Sarah Palin does. Kathy has dry humor which pokes at celebrities and their faults... If you don't like, don't watch it... just as I choose not to listen to what Sarah Palin has to say – doesn't mean I am going to bash her.
What are you watching her show for then? Oh I know – you just want to whine. You should be telling this to Palin!
I think that some people know too much about what is KATHY GRIFFIN doing; If you dont like her, how you guys know about her??? This is my free opinion, I respect everybody, but SORRY I LOVE KATHY GRIFFIN !!!!
I can't wait for this episode to air-I hope they just let her ad-lib!
Why? All we would hear is the air whistling out of her empty head. This woman hasn't been funny in years(if she ever was).
Oh no...not this snotty nosed little 3rd grade bytch again.
Kathy may be a lot of things, but saggy is not one of them.
Actually, though Griffin is (thanks to several surgeries) in decent shape for a woman her age, if you take a look at her from the back she's saggier than a shar pei. I'm talking scary.
As to her appearing on Glee; that's too bad. I liked the show. But when shows start abusing their popularity by making political digs I tend to move on. I'm not even a Palin fan, but i don't watch Glee to see the writer's political views.
D list actress playing a D list politician.
Palin may not be a brain surgeon, but she is smarter, kinder and better looking than White Trash Griffin.
This is the beginning of the end for Glee. Stupid move to get political, ER never recovered from their liberal commentary.
Oh man you are sooo right. The left can dish it out but they would scream racism if they made fun of the first fat lady.
jen, Are you upset that someone actually mentioned how big Michelle's butt is or the fact that someone could possibly be against the party of hate?
because making fun of someone's genetic body type is racism, as opposed to going after a person's stupidity. Unless, of course, Palin has a certifiable medical or genetic condition that causes her mouth to flap and produce such ridiculous nonsense. If that's the case, we will all shut up and be a little more PC about her disabilities.
Sarah Palin doesn't look THAT bad! Kathy Griffin rocks!!! Jealousy and envy are so tacky.
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