Next week on Real Time with Bill Maher, controversy is going to meet more controversy. After all, Kathy Griffin is set to appear on the series.
If this was one year ago, this probably would not be anywhere near as notable a booking as it is now. Things have changed for a number of different reasons, and both Griffin and Maher in their own ways have dealt with their fair share of controversy. The only difference here is that Maher has remained on the air; however, Griffin has been almost absent from the media ever since she took that infamous photo with a headless recreation of Donald Trump.
Will this interview be notable? Probably, but it’s hard to say what for. These are two controversial people getting together for a controversial chat, but we know that there’s intrigue around it. After all, what will Griffin say and what subjects will be broached? There is a good bit of ground that could be discussed here, in between what happened with the photo to the end of her friendship with Anderson Cooper to also some of the comments that she’s made sense. She has been investigated by the Secret Service and lost many of her comedy tour dates. She’s lived an experience that is by and large incredibly different from one that almost anyone else over time has lived. With that in mind, there is something very notable that could come from this interview. It’s a chance to hear a voice that hasn’t been heard from in a while.
As for whether or not this brings Griffin into the spotlight in the long-term, it’s probably a little too early to say that for certain. Much of that depends on the content of this interview; we just don’t see Kathy making many appearances on network TV in the future. They are going to be too afraid of some of the blowback from viewership that is a little more politically mixed.
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