List of Kathy Griffin stand-up specials

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This page lists the television and DVD stand-up specials of Kathy Griffin. To date she has one half-hour special, eighteen one-hour specials, and one two-hour special. She has a Guinness World Record for the most aired comedy specials of any comedian.[1]

HBO specials[edit]

Title Original airdate Filming location Segments Notes
HBO Comedy Half-Hour

October 18, 1996

The Fillmore
San Francisco, California

Kathy Griffin: Hot Cup of Talk

August 14, 1998

Variety Arts Theatre
Los Angeles, California

Bravo specials[edit]

Title Original airdate Filming location Segments Notes
Kathy Griffin: The D-List

March 24, 2004

Laugh Factory
Los Angeles, California

Kathy Griffin: Allegedly

November 30, 2004 (DVD)

Variety Arts Theatre
Los Angeles, California

Originally a DVD release and later aired on Bravo. Griffin's only two-hour special to date.

Kathy Griffin Is...Not Nicole Kidman

August 3, 2005

Orpheum Theatre
Los Angeles, California

Preceded the series premiere of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-list.

Kathy Griffin: Strong Black Woman

May 9, 2006

Orpheum Theatre
Los Angeles, California

Kathy Griffin: Everybody Can Suck It

June 5, 2007

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Santa Rosa, California

Kathy Griffin: Straight to Hell

November 29, 2007

Chicago Theatre
Chicago, Illinois

Kathy Griffin: She'll Cut a Bitch

April 15, 2009

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Portland, Oregon

Kathy Griffin: Balls of Steel

November 3, 2009

Civic Center
San Diego, California

Kathy Griffin Does the Bible Belt

June 8, 2010

Tennessee Theatre
Knoxville, Tennessee

Kathy Griffin: Whores on Crutches

November 2, 2010

Pechanga Resort and Casino
Temecula, California

Originally titled "Diva in a Tipi".

Kathy Griffin: 50 and Not Pregnant

March 17, 2011

Riverside Theater
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Kathy Griffin: Gurrl Down

June 22, 2011

Wilbur Theatre
Boston, Massachusetts

Kathy Griffin: Pants Off

September 20, 2011

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Costa Mesa, California

Originally titled "Kathy Griffin: Pray The Gay Back".

Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker

December 20, 2011

The Borgata
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class

July 26, 2012

Terrace Theater
Long Beach, California

Kathy Griffin: Kennedie Center On-Hers

January 3, 2013

State Theatre
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kathy Griffin: Calm Down Gurrl

June 4, 2013

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Santa Rosa, California

Kathy Griffin: Record Breaker

December 18, 2013

Majestic Theatre
San Antonio, Texas

Griffin's 20th special and a representative from Guinness World Records attended to certify her record of "Most Televised Stand-Up Specials by a Comedian."[2]

Subjects[edit]

Subject HBO Comedy Half-Hour Hot Cup of Talk The D-List Allegedly ...Not Nicole Kidman Strong Black Woman Everybody Can Suck It Straight to Hell She'll Cut a Bitch Balls of Steel Does the Bible Belt Whores on Crutches 50 and Not Pregnant Gurrl Down Pants Off Tired Hooker Seaman 1st Class Kennedie Center On-Hers Calm Down Gurrl Record Breaker
Paula Abdul No No No No No No No Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
Clay Aiken No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Kirstie Alley No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No Yes
Pamela Anderson No No No Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Michele Bachmann No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No
Warren Beatty No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
Justin Bieber No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No Yes No
Sandra Bullock No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Amanda Bynes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
Mariah Carey No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Cher No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Kelly Clarkson No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Anderson Cooper No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No
Ann Coulter No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Tom Cruise No No No Yes No Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No
Miley Cyrus No No No No No No No No No Yes No No Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes
Celine Dion No Yes No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No
Drake No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
Eminem No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Dakota Fanning No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Bethenny Frankel No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes
Lady Gaga No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No Yes No No No
Jon and Kate Gosselin No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
Nancy Grace No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No
Macy Gray No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Maggie Griffin No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chelsea Handler No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
Elisabeth Hasselbeck No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Salma Hayek No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Paris Hilton No No Yes No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Whitney Houston No No Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No
Michael Jackson No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
Kris Jenner No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No Yes
Levi Johnston No No No No No No No No No Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes No No No
The Jonas Brothers No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Star Jones No No No Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Kim Kardashian No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Gayle King No No No No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No No No No No Yes No No No
Beyoncé Knowles No No No Yes No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
Lindsay Lohan No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No Yes No Yes No No
Madonna No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No
Stella McCartney No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Dr. Phil McGraw No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
Nicki Minaj No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
Liza Minnelli No No Yes No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No Yes
Demi Moore No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No
Rosie O'Donnell No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Bill O'Reilly No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No Yes No
Mary-Kate Olsen No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Ozzy Osbourne No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes
Sarah Palin No No No No No No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No No Yes No No No
Gwyneth Paltrow No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Sean Penn No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
Rick Perry No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes
Don Rickles No No No No No No No No Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Salt n Pepa Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Ryan Seacrest No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Jerry Seinfeld Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Charlie Sheen No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No
Anna Nicole Smith No No Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Brooke Shields No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Maria Shriver No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
Britney Spears No No Yes No No No Yes No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
Martha Stewart No No No Yes No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
Barbra Streisand No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
Sharon Stone No No Yes No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Taylor Swift No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No
Justin Timberlake No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
Uma Thurman No No Yes No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No
Barbara Walters No No No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No No No No No No No Yes No No
Lil' Wayne No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
Westboro Baptist Church No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No
Oprah Winfrey No No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No
Anna Wintour No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Tiger Woods No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Renée Zellweger No No No Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Subject HBO Comedy Half-Hour Hot Cup of Talk The D-List Allegedly ...Not Nicole Kidman Strong Black Woman Everybody Can Suck It Straight to Hell She'll Cut a Bitch Balls of Steel Does the Bible Belt Whores on Crutches 50 and Not Pregnant Gurrl Down Pants Off Tired Hooker Seaman 1st Class Kennedie Center On-Hers Calm Down Gurrl Record Breaker

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Kathy Griffin: Straight to Hell Nominated
2009 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Kathy Griffin: She'll Cut a Bitch Nominated
2011 Grammy Award Best Comedy Album Kathy Griffin Does the Bible Belt Nominated
2012 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Variety Special Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker Nominated
2012 Grammy Award Best Comedy Album Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant Nominated
2013 Grammy Award Best Comedy Album Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class Nominated
2014 Grammy Award Best Comedy Album Kathy Griffin: Calm Down Gurrl Won

Album releases[edit]

Home video releases[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arellano, Jennifer (2011-03-16). "Kathy Griffin really deserves a Tony: Check out her 'Playbill' bio | PopWatch | EW.com". Popwatch.ew.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  2. ^ "Kathy Griffin Sets World Record For Most Comedy Specials". KMBZ. 2013-11-05. Retrieved 2013-12-02.