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August 16, 1998 | IRENE LACHER
Q: What's even scarier than a White House intern? A: A stand-up comedian. Hire one, and you just might not want to hire the other. Or so the very frightening Kathy Griffin learned after she was recruited to entertain President Clinton and other partyers at a Democratic fund-raiser not long ago.
On the coffeehouse-bookstore-restaurant circuit, comedians tell jokes over the drone of espresso machines and ringing cash registers. They compete for your attention while pizza chefs toss dough into the air and while shoppers browse for CDs. Comedian Paul Alexander even does a bit where he's beaten to his punch line by a restaurant hostess calling out, "Smith, party of two, your table is ready, Smith party of two." But hey, nobody's complaining.
October 3, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Newt Gingrich, making an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Wednesday to promote his new gig on CNN's recently resurrected "Crossfire," offered his thoughts on the current impasse between President Obama and the GOP. "He shouldn't give them what they want," Gingrich said of Obama. Does this mean Gingrich, the onetime Republican speaker of the House who himself presided over two government shutdowns during President Bill Clinton's terms, has turned on his own party?
January 31, 2013
Comedian Kathy Griffin has a sharp wit and a pointed tongue, attributes she's showcased time and again during dozens of TV appearances and prime-time comedy specials. She also doesn't pull any punches during her stand-up show, which is not to be missed. Fred Kavli Theater, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks. 8 p.m. Fri. Prices vary. (805) 449-2787;
April 8, 1997
Comedians including Kathy Griffin ("Suddenly Susan"), George Lopez, Richard Jeni, Rick Overton, Mark Cohen and Dana Gould will perform in "Laughter From the Heart," a benefit for the nonprofit Hollygrove Children's Home tonight at 8 p.m. at the Improv, 8162 Melrose Ave., Hollywood. Information: (310) 358-0611.
March 14, 1997
Country singer Suzy Bogguss will headline "Every Women's Challenge," a fund-raising event for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, on March 29 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Also scheduled to perform at the 7:30 p.m. event are Ann Wilson from Heart and actress Kathy Griffin ("Suddenly Susan"). Tickets prices range from $25 to $250. Information: (619) 955-8511.
April 14, 1997
Singer-choreographer Paula Abdul is this year's guest host for AIDS Project Los Angeles' AIDS Dance-A-Thon, taking place April 26 at Universal Studios Hollywood. Additional guest hosts scheduled for the event include supermodel Tyra Banks and actors Kathy Griffin ("Suddenly Susan"), David Arquette ("Scream") and T.C. Carson ("Living Single"). More than 8,000 participants are expected for the annual fund-raiser, which begins at 7 p.m. and will include five 45-minute dance sets.
September 22, 2008 | Chris Lee
On stage, Don Rickles took some potshots at the Emmy broadcast's entertainment value and even gave one of co-presenter Kathy Griffin's jokes the thumbs-down. But back in the press tent, seated in a director's chair clutching his statuette and being called a "legend" by a fawning scrum of reporters, the caustic comedy icon -- a guy for whom "hockey puck" is a term of endearment -- played nice. "Tonight was very entertaining," said Rickles, 82. "There's that British gentleman" -- he was referring to Ricky Gervais -- "Jon Stewart and Stephen [Colbert]
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