I came across audio from the Howard Stern Show with guest Sandra Bernhard waxing poetic on fake, phony, and one shtick pony, Kathy Griffin.
Stern: We had Kathy Griffin here yesterday.
SB: Oh God. Jesus Christ.
Stern: Tell me your feelings. I want to know because you are an elder statesman of comedy.
SB: Well she’s no spring chicken but listen…she came to success late in life. She loves my ass and she’s come to see many times and she’s taken my basic premise which is to disseminate pop culture. However, when you’re somebody of my level and intellectual ability, I take it and I layer it. I don’t just throw a cake. I give you a seven-layer sacre torte. She came and took the base elements of what I did and–who can’t put on a Kate Gosselin wig and go “Gahgaghgahgahgah!” I mean that’s all she does, “Gahgahgahgahgah,” like a shrieking harpy freak. Every time she has a special on Bravo it’s the same fucking special every goddamn time. I’ve written fifteen shows in the past ten years and every one of them touches on something new and interesting that is really revealing where we’re headed as a culture. I don’t just jump into the waters of present culture. I’m on the precipice of what is happening.