Kathy Griffin lost most to all of her gigs after she tweeted a photo of her holding a facsimile of Donald Trump's severed head in 2017, back before we fully knew what chaos the then-newly-inaugurated President would bring to the nation.
But that does not mean she is not still active as a comedian.
In 2019, Griffin made a film called Kathy Griffin: A Hell Story that premiered at the DTLA film festival. She stopped by KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles to promote the film.
A 43-second clip has re-surfaced after two years in which Griffin has to repeatedly tell a male news anchor that she doesn't care about his take on whether or not comedy is a male dominated industry.
“I don’t really wanna hear your take on that” https://t.co/sGLiY3BOQi— Victor Carlesi (@Victor Carlesi)1613489529.0
She also asks him to name five women in comedy, to which he can only sheepishly reply:
"Uhh, I'm not, uh, into the comedy thing."
@VictorCarlesi Her point was that this guy should have the names he knew she was going to ask for when he said that… https://t.co/bdiOwshLvx— Etchegoyen (@Etchegoyen)1613520557.0
@VictorCarlesi What does he even gain from dismissing her claim if he can’t back up his disagreements? I don’t unde… https://t.co/1hjGHQQhiV— JJWAAP (@JJWAAP)1613517353.0
@VictorCarlesi why do men wanna prove so bad that they don't have an advantage for solely being a man, it's like th… https://t.co/qRLvxLcQ7m— tiffany ❀🍊(pls use tone indicators) (@tiffany ❀🍊(pls use tone indicators))1613527128.0
@VictorCarlesi Doesn’t he know who he is talking to? Pfft. And Katty was right, he should know his stats before he opens his pie hole.— Monica (@Monica)1613511320.0
"I spend most of my day trying to talk to older white guys and explain I just want to do what I do," she continued, talking about the lack of career opportunities in front of her after the Trump photo.
"I don't feel like, no matter how you feel about me or the photo, nobody in America should have the president and the Department of Justice make it so that they're not employable or insurable."
@VictorCarlesi The ease with which that anchor dude just felt completely and unabashedly comfortable just interrupt… https://t.co/x1jIBJP2De— Eric Hahn (@Eric Hahn)1613530249.0
@VictorCarlesi My do mortals think they can go toe to toe with comedians? They will have a comeback quicker than you can blink.— Lawrence (@Lawrence)1613514002.0
@VictorCarlesi omg @kathygriffin— Erin Jab Enthusiast Ryan (@Erin Jab Enthusiast Ryan)1613508720.0
@VictorCarlesi @kathygriffin Love you. Paid gig. Id give you 200 bucks to perform in my backyard! And Im one person. Think it over!— ALittlePolitiCali (@ALittlePolitiCali)1613513876.0
@VictorCarlesi She’s absolutely right and I admire her for not backing down. The average ages of men and women acro… https://t.co/VW8j4dQ9eg— Doge Boob (Alexia) (@Doge Boob (Alexia))1613517290.0
Griffin has called out the lack of female representation in comedy before.
No Women https://t.co/njywQqFTXY— Kathy Griffin (@Kathy Griffin)1545359050.0
And some of the misogynistic comments on both this thread above and the Twitter thread that contains this news segment more than prove Griffin's point.
@ggrrlrust @VictorCarlesi Kathy griffin is one of the most famous women in comedy. She’s had a decades long career… https://t.co/49QG1Pmq7I— tomie (@tomie)1613526071.0
@lakeshow_wess @VictorCarlesi Wow! You can use Google! Good for you!— Snarky Optimist (@Snarky Optimist)1613567278.0
@dcraigm @VictorCarlesi Why is it that every time a woman disagrees or is outspoken and confident she has a bad att… https://t.co/6Gdcc77Suk— Bella (@Bella)1613582417.0
@AlanMoreau44 @VictorCarlesi she regularly sells out shows so clearly there’s plenty of people dying to see her 🤷🏼♀️— balsamic forgiveness (@balsamic forgiveness)1613529185.0
Griffin's resume speaks for Itself when it comes to the authority she has to speak on these things. No man will stand in the way of that.