Suckin' It for the Holidays

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Suckin' It for the Holidays
Live album by Kathy Griffin
Released November 3rd, 2009
Recorded New Jersey
Genre Comedy
Length 56:00
Label Music with a Twist
Producer Donut Run Productions, Inc.
Kathy Griffin chronology
For Your Consideration
(2008)
Suckin' It for the Holidays
(2009)
Balls of Steel
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Suckin' It for the Holidays is a Grammy-nominated comedy album recorded live in New Jersey by American stand-up comedian Kathy Griffin. It was released solely online shortly before the Grammy nominations cut-off, in her second attempt to win the award.[2] Her first comedy album, For Your Consideration, did receive a best comedy album nomination in 2008 but George Carlin posthumously won the award for It's Bad for Ya.

Despite the title, Suckin' It for the Holidays, is not a holiday album, although Kwanzaa is mentioned briefly. Griffin addresses many of her favorite subjects, including the foibles of celebrities and people who appear on reality television.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Happy Kwaanza"   5:10
2. "Maggie the Gay Activist"   1:11
3. "Sturdy Germans & Polacks"   4:34
4. "Nervous Pills & Boxes of Wine"   3:41
5. "Katie Couric (Again!!!)"   1:34
6. "President Suze Orman"   1:16
7. "I Met Gayle"   2:47
8. "Maya Angelou Is Insufferable"   2:40
9. "Justin Out-Blacks T.I."   5:25
10. "Somebody Has to Blow Trump"   5:51
11. "Kelly vs. Bethany"   6:56
12. "A Dude Named Danielle"   9:14
13. "Congratulations (Speidi)"   5:14
Total length:
56:00

Chart performance[edit]

Though not as successful as her previous album, this one entered the Top Comedy Album at number four on its debut, making it another Top Ten album for Griffin on this chart.

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Top Comedy Albums[3] 4

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review: Suckin' It for the Holidays". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Jones, Anthony (September 1, 2009). "Kathy Griffin Baits Grammy Voters With Second Comedy Album". Celebrity News Service (AHN Media Corporation). Retrieved September 5, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Kathy Griffin discography". Billboard Magazine Online. Retrieved 2010-01-25.