By Sierra Marquina
Comedian Kathy Griffin phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk about her upcoming show in Los Angeles at the Dolby theatre, her current relationship with much-younger boyfriend Randy Bick, and how she got caught staying at the same hotel as the Kardashians.
Of course, we had to ask about those PDA pictures of Kathy and her 33-year-old beau of over a year. “What happened was I decided to do a little getaway,” she explained, joking, “You’re lucky I had clothes on at all.”
Naturally, Kathy dished on one of her favorite topics: the Kardashian family.
“I was recently victim to what I call a Kardashian police gate,” she joked. “I was staying at the same hotel as not just Kimye [Kim Kardashian and Kanye West], but the whole family … I was basically in an episode of Lockup Raw.”
Kathy further explained: “I go to the hotel and there’s a lot of paparazzi outside, never have I seen anything like this, so I actually have the gay manager of the hotel…saying, ‘Don’t go out unless you’re in full hair and makeup.’ So every time I entered the hotel or exited, and I was just there on tour and working, it was like I imagined a communist country to be … There was a military presence, like I would be in my room, and I would hear screams as if there were some sort of disaster and I realized it was the seven seconds it takes Kim and Kanye to walk to their car.”
So will things like the Kardashian hysteria be topics of Kathy’s upcoming show? You betcha!
“First of all, it’s not for the faint of heart,” she explain. “So if you think it’s an evening of Christian humor, it is not. If you think it’s an evening where there won’t be curse words, you are incorrect. It is an evening where in the way that a great pilot would want to break the silence of sound barrier, I would like to offend more people and swear more than the entire intersection of Hollywood and Highland has ever seen. I’ve got my work cut out for me.”
With the show being held on May 4 at the Dolby theatre — where the Oscars go one each year — “In my mind, it’s like I’m getting an Academy Award,” said Kathy.
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