This review is based on a preview DVD of season three of Kathy Griffin My Life on the D-List. I am somebody who believes reality show is the 21st century oxymoron par excellence so it is with some difficulty I approached this stand-up comedy related reality show and it is with greater difficulty I admit I enjoyed what I saw of season three of My Life on the D-List starring Kathy Griffin which airs summer 2007 on Thursdays on The Comedy Network.
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Kathy Griffin is a stand-up comic whose material is autobiographical but mostly based on her nasty take on Hollywood celebrities and events. It makes perfect sense then to build a show about her life in Hollywood.
Season three of Kathy Griffin My Life on the D-List opens with the former Suddenly Susan co-star and comedienne being freshly divorced, having added to her entourage, getting a roommate, and planning her Carnegie Hall debut. The show is very snippet heavy so you get short moments of Griffin's day and her play-by-play commentary.
The focus of the preview we received from The Comedy Network focuses on Griffin's preparation for and jitters about her New York's Carnegie Hall debut. She tries to get advice of Carnegie Hall alumni Liza Minelli, Joan Rives and Whoopi Goldberg -I can drop names like the best of them. Goldberg's advice, given when Griffin guests on her radio show, is the kind of thing that makes perfect sense once somebody else gives it to you.
I hope the third season of My Life on the D-List will feature more appearances by Griffin's slightly buzzed parents. You got to like senior citizens who go to a gay club because the drinks are cheap.
There are some obvious reality show moments here but there are also a few real life snippets included. I especially liked Griffin being recognized as "What's her face" from the "B list". The highlight of the show I saw is the very original recreation of her Carnegie Hall performance.
Kathy Griffin My Life on the D-List season three airs Thursdays summer 2007 at 10:00 P.M. on The Comedy Network. The season will include Griffin hosting the gay porn awards, performing in a correctional facility, trying to find a handyman, and only dating guys who look good in photographs. I hate reality shows but this one is quite enjoyable.
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