I got to tell Kathy Griffin that Sarah Huckabee Sanders was stepping down.
When the word alert popped up on my phone Thursday afternoon during a taping of The Last Laugh podcast, it stopped the red-headed comedian in her lines.
” Where are we having the party ?” she questioned.” I entail, this is a celebratory moment .”
Griffin, who became a primary target for the administration after she posed for a photo holding up a Trump mask covered in ketchup, has reason to celebrate. A full year after that incident–following countless death threats and multiple tours from the Secret Service–Sanders was still bringing it up during her instructs.
After ABC fired Roseanne Barr for reaching racist mentions about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, President Trump tweeted,” Bob Iger of ABC announced Valerie Jarrett to let her know that’ ABC does not tolerate mentions like those’ made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never announced President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE testimonies made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I really didn’t get the ask ?”
Echoing this sentiment, Sanders queried,” Where was the apologetic for Kathy Griffin going on a blasphemou rant against the President on The View after a photo showed her grip President Trump’s beheaded brain ?”
” I’m assuming she just raced out of bright-colored shmatas ,” Griffin joked during our interrogation, which will drop in July, speculating about the reasons for Sanders’ rapid deviation.” Because I’m obsessed with how she basically has one dress. It’s like she has a Singer sewing machine. And she has one dress that she exactly reworks, and it’s above the knee, it’s usually a little of a bell sleeve. It’s a very bright color and she is standing by that dress. So perhaps she’s leaving only to patronize more? But I think she’s been patronizing propaganda long enough, who’s with me, beings? I said here today !”
” But can you imagine, I symbolize, who’s going to be next? Hogan Gidley ?” Griffin invited, before telling the story about her run-in with the deputy press secretary at last year’s White House Correspondents Dinner.” He had the gut to come up to me and travel,’ I’m boozing a Mexican beer and there’s going to be a wall !’ And I was like,’ Sir, can you move out ?'” she said.” I suspect if you’re Sarah Huckabee’s right-hand man that’s your doctrine of a sick burn .”
Next month, Griffin’s new documentary-slash-comedy special–or “docu-comedy” as she calls it–will premiere in movie theatre all over the country in a one-night-only event, as opposed to streaming on Netflix, Hulu or any other major platform. To this day, she says the Trump photo and its consequence has left her “blacklisted” by the Hollywood establishment.
When I suggest that Huckabee Sanders is more likely to follow in her father’s footsteps and assemble Fox News, Griffin took some shakes at him as well for his terrible Twitter jokes.
” He actually missed his calling as just a really continuous, hacky comic ,” she said of Mike Huckabee.” And he’s so proud of Sarah. That would not fly in the Griffin household. If I reacted like Sarah Huckabee, my parents would be on my ass .”
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