Magazine article ADWEEK

Kathy Griffin: The Bravo Talk Show Host Trolls 'Bad' TV for Jokes but Also Makes Time for 60 Minutes and Emailing Her Mom, Even If the Replies Are All in Caps

Magazine article ADWEEK

Kathy Griffin: The Bravo Talk Show Host Trolls 'Bad' TV for Jokes but Also Makes Time for 60 Minutes and Emailing Her Mom, Even If the Replies Are All in Caps

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Who Kathy Griffin

Age 51

Accomplishments Host of Kathy, a new talk show on Bravo; starred for five seasons on Bravo's hit reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.

Base Los Angeles

What's the first information you consume in the morning?

I'm a big 24-hour news cycle junkie, so I watch CNN and MSNBC. I am so into it that sometimes I will actually watch the reruns of the news, even though news shouldn't be shown in reruns.

What do you read or watch or listen to at the breakfast table?

Well, being a stand-up comedian, breakfast for me is usually at 3 p.m. I'd be lost, of course, without my Oprah. So I might just flip on OWN and watch a rerun of Oprah and pretend like it's the late '90s again.

What occupies your mind in the car, on the subway, train or bus?

I have certain music and songs that get me in the mood to work. I am constantly writing jokes and material in my head. Whatever inspires me--anything from Justin Bieber to the Foo Fighters.

What do you watch, and how: TV, laptop or tablet?

I watch a lot of bad television because that is what my people want to hear about. I tend to watch bad programming that we can make fun of, more than Community or Parks end Recreation, which are good comedies, and so they're not the type of thing I'd put into my act. I watch a lot of programming on TLC, and E! and Bravo and VH1. I don't really like watching shows on the computer or my iPad or my phone. I'm old school I like to put on the actual television and watch it in its original form. …

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