Kathy Griffin not laughing over broken friendship with Anderson Cooper: “It still hurts”
Posing with a gory mask that looked like Donald Trump’s decapitated head in 2017 certainly changed Kathy Griffin’s life.
Once the queen of TV comedy specials and co-host with Anderson Cooper of CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage, Griffin lost the CNN gig, all of her endorsements, and all the bookings she had coming up in the U.S.
But she is a survivor and wrote a new show and took it all around the world. The international Laugh Your Head Off tour raked in $4.4 million. She’s also returned to U.S. venues like Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall and has a new concert film Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story premiering at outh by Southwest, the annual showcase of buzzy movies in Austin, Texas.
In an interview with Variety, Griffin talks about her comeback but admits there’s one thing that will never come back – her friendship with Anderson Cooper: “I was devastated. It still hurts. I mean, I really loved him. I don’t have a punchline for that one.”