Kathy Griffin at Thunder Valley

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Kathy Griffin at Thunder Valley
By: Joanne Serrieh

There is no doubt Kathy Griffin knows how to make a crowd laugh with her hilarious and – err – sometimes awkward jokes. No one can stop this woman from saying whatever she wants and making fun of whoever she wants. At her Thunder Valley Casino show in Lincoln, Calif. she took a stab at celebrities like Miley Cyrus to the Kardashians to Justin Bieber and even made fun of our very own local news.

“I really find your local news quite fascinating,” she said, “The number one story is   severe wind in Manteca! Not the Syrian uprising but severe winds in Manteca,  warning it might get extra dusty!” It seemed like every single person in the audience was laughing at this point. Partly because Kathy Griffin’s delivery method was hilarious and also because most of the audience realized, by then, how lame our local news really is.

What was the highlight of her local news segment? A man had his car repossessed and he was upset so he shot a bullet in the air. “I don’t want to leave this part out but he was, of course, from Davis,” she said, “Don’t be afraid Davis, if you’re from Davis f*****g represent! Let your voice be heard!” Then continued on saying, “Just letting you know a guy from Davis will shoot a cloud when he’s upset!”

It was a smart move to do a local segment during the first part of her show because it helped the audience build a connection with Kathy Griffin. She really showed the audience that she did her research and wasn’t there recycling old jokes like other comedians. Her making fun of our local news made her show seem that much more genuine and personal.

Griffin quickly moved on to celebrities, making fun of a bunch of them every chance she got. Some recent rumors are saying that Khloe Kardashian and her husband Lamar Odom are headed down the divorce route because of Odom’s alleged crack-cocaine addiction.    In regards to this Griffin said, “Well if I were married to Khloe Kardashian I’d be doing cocaine too!” This joke received mixed reactions from the audience but

Griffin just kept going and juggled all of the hot celebrity topics.
Because Kathy Griffin has so much content, it is hard for her to stay focused on one topic at a time. One minute she was talking about the Kardashians the next she was talking about Justin Bieber peeing in a bucket then all of a sudden she remembered a funny story about Miley Cyrus and how loud and obnoxious she really is in person. Regardless of all of the craziness, Griffin delivers and she knows how to put on a show. She is the kind of comedian who always has new content because she keeps up with what is happening locally and in the celebrity world. Next time she performs, there will be new celebrity scandals for her to make fun of and keep another crowd entertained for a couple of hours.

Joanne Serrieh is a KSSU.com DJ
All The Latest With Joanne Tuesdays at 3 p.m.
Twitter: @JoanneSerrieh #AllTheLatestKSSU


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