Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

Season 5 Episode 7

Kathy at the Apollo

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jul 20, 2009 on Bravo

Episode Recap

To broaden her fan base, Kathy decides to perform at the famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Before her big debut, she seeks out some help from her black friends, including Rachel True.
Kathy then heads to the amazing house of all-star comedian, Katt Williams. Katt advises that Kathy be careful about any racial jokes, but also notes that Kathy does not need to clean up her act for a venue like the Apollo.
Next, she gets to hang out with rapper T.I., who gets a little frustrated when Kathy grills him about his upcoming prison date, but warms to her when she tries to swagger like him. They play a game to see who gets recognized more on the street, and T.I. wins by far.
Finally, Kathy chats up Reverend Al Sharpton; they promote Kathy's Apollo set on his radio show and she gets some sage advice. The Reverend also agrees to introduce Kathy before she performs!
On her big night, Kathy does all right until she drops the word, "pussy," thinking that the children that performed before her must have gone home. The Apollo's audience and operators are furious with Ms. Griffin, but luckily Katt and Al still seem to be on speaking terms with her.