For Your Consideration (album)

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For Your Consideration
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Live album by Kathy Griffin
Released June 17, 2008 (2008-06-17)[1]
Recorded February 2008 (2008-02) at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Tracy, California
Genre Comedy
Length 57:38
Label Music with a Twist, RED
Producer Kathy Griffin, Christian Stavros
Kathy Griffin chronology
Straight to Hell
(2007)Straight to Hell2007
For Your Consideration
(2008)
She'll Cut a Bitch
(2009)She'll Cut a Bitch2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]

For Your Consideration is a 2008 comedy album recorded by American stand-up comedian Kathy Griffin. The album was recorded at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Tracy, California on February 17, 2008. It is Griffin's first audio-only release of her stand-up material. Included on the disc are her takes on various celebrities and her personal life. Griffin stated that she decided to release this CD to try to win a Grammy award.[1][3] For Your Consideration received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album, but lost to George Carlin's It's Bad for Ya.

Promotion[edit]

In the Spring of 2008, a billboard for the album was placed on Sunset Blvd. Various print advertisements for bus stops, magazines and newspaper circulated from April 2008 to the release date of the album. The theme of the advertisements featured Griffin in a red carpetesque gown desperate for media attention (for which she is famously known).[1] The album also gained its own episode on Griffin's reality show, titled "For Your (Grammy) Consideration".[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 at #85, making it the highest-ranked album by a female comedian since 1983, when Joan Rivers reached number 22 with What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most? . The album also debuted at #1 on Top Comedy Albums, making her the first female comedian to do so since the chart began in 2004.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Hot Ticket" 2:43
2. "The Survey: Gay? Straight?" 0:43
3. "The Clicker (For the Maggie Fans)" 2:16
4. "My First Rebanning (Hi Barbara Walters!)" 2:50
5. "Happy Sunday (More Maggie!)" 3:47
6. "Cover Me" 4:08
7. "Oprah Is a Deity (And I Think She Is Full of Shit)" 2:35
8. "Oprah's Favorite Things" 6:19
9. "The Osmonds Were Never Cool" 6:39
10. "Freaky Doll People (Demi? Oh Yeah!)" 6:13
11. "Straight Guys Wake Up!" 4:47
12. "Our New Daddy's Coming" 4:16
13. "Wizard of Woz" 2:13
14. "My Run-in With Spielberg" 8:20
Total length: 57:38

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from AllMusic.[6]

Production

  • Kathy Griffin — Executive producer; performer
  • Christian Stavros — Producer
  • Louie Teran — Mastering
  • Jacob Feinberg-Pyne — Engineer

Visuals and imagery

  • David Bett — Art Direction
  • Michelle Holme — Art Direction

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[7] 85
U.S. Top Comedy Albums[8] 1
U.S. Top Independent Albums[9] 8

Release history[edit]

Region Date Catalog Number
United States June 17, 2008 728847
Canada June 17, 2008 88697288472

For Your Consideration Tour[edit]

To further promote the album, Griffin embarked on an American tour titled "For Your Consideration Tour". The tour began in May 2008 in Hawaii and ended in December 2008 in Los Angeles.[10]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
May 24, 2008 Honolulu United States Waikiki Shell
May 30, 2008 Atlantic City Borgata Event Center
May 31, 2008
June 19, 2008 Newark Prudential Hall
June 20, 2008 Albany Palace Theatre
June 21, 2008 Westbury Capital One Bank Theater at Westbury
July 11, 2008 Saratoga Mountain Winery Amphitheatre
July 12, 2008 Concord Sleep Train Pavilion
July 18, 2008 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Theatre
July 26, 2008 Grand Prairie Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
August 8, 2008 Toronto Canada Massey Hall
August 9, 2008 Niagara Falls United States Seneca Niagara Events Center
August 10, 2008 Canandaigua Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center
August 22, 2008 Kansas City Starlight Theatre
August 23, 2008 Indianapolis Murat Theatre
September 5, 2008 Atlanta Fox Theatre
September 25, 2008 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
September 26, 2008
September 28, 2008
October 3, 2008 Minneapolis Orpheum Theatre
October 4, 2008 Iowa City Hancher Auditorium
October 15, 2008 Chicago Chicago Theatre
October 16, 2008
October 18, 2008 Detroit Fox Theatre
November 6, 2008 Phoenix Dodge Theatre
November 7, 2008
December 7, 2008 Palm Desert McCallum Theatre
December 8, 2008
December 9, 2008 Los Angeles Kodak Theatre
December 10, 2008
December 11, 2008
December 12, 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kathy Griffin Wants a Grammy For Your Consideration, Emmy Award Winning Comedian's New Album" (Press release). Permanent Press Media. 2008-05-27. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1385026
  3. ^ Kusner, David A. (2008-06-24). "Kathy Griffin's certainly ubiquitous. But her jokes aren’t getting old". Dallas Voice. Archived from the original on January 31, 2010. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  4. ^ "Episode 8: For Your (Grammy) Consideration". Bravo Television. NBC. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  5. ^ Bronson, Fred (2008-06-24). "Funny Girl". Chart Beat. Billboard Magazine Online. Archived from the original on 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  6. ^ "For Your Consideration, Kathy Griffin (Details & Credits)". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-12-18. 
  7. ^ "The Billboard 200: For Your Consideration – Kathy Griffin". Billboard Magazine Online. Archived from the original on May 26, 2013. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  8. ^ "Top Comedy Albums: For Your Consideration – Kathy Griffin". Billboard Magazine Online. Retrieved 2008-08-10. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Top Independent Albums: For Your Consideration – Kathy Griffin". Billboard Magazine Online. Retrieved 2008-08-10. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Kathy Griffin's up For Your Consideration in June". Sentimentalist Magazine. 2008-05-21. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 

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