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Illinois native comedian Kathy Griffin is bringing her lip service to a new talk show on Bravo entitled Kathy airing on Thursday nights. Kathy will discuss politicians, celebrities, and friends. Her mother Maggie will be along for the ride toting her box of wine.

Griffin began hitting the public eye with a role on NBC’s Suddenly Susan and never stopped since. Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List earned her two Emmy Awards. The accolades continued with Grammy Award nominations for comedy albums and her autobiography topping The New York Best Sellers list.

Her outspoken support of the LGBT community has kept her in the hearts of many fans over the years. Nunn on the Run was excited to interview her again about her new projects.

Jerry Nunn: Hey, Kathy, great talking to you again.

Kathy Griffin: Great talking to you again too.

JN: What took you so long to do this project? You seem like a logical person to host a talk show.
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Two hometown girls returned to their roots this week first with Jennifer Hudson making two appearances on Monday. She went to Weight Watchers then  ended the day by signing her memoir I Got This at Barnes & Noble. I felt 300 pounds next to the skinny chanteuse when I took a picture with her. What an inspiration for the new year. Her PR people know how to time things and were really nice to let me photograph her last minute. Her social media folks turned the tables on me and interviewed me about meeting Jennifer afterwards. Then there was Team Griffin landing in a snowbank at the Chicago Theatre for two shows. Kathy brought the funny and the dish to tons of gays and women in the audience. Unfiltered and mouthy just the way we like her, she took on the Kardashians, Hasselbeck, and Paltrow with a little baby Blue Ivy in the mix. After chatting for over two hours she left the crowd ready for her new talk show in April on Bravo.

Then I jetted over to The Kills at the Riviera. This was rocking good show with two drummers pounding away and more hair flipping than a Poison concert! They reminded me of The Pixies with their retro sound and did not disappoint in that regard.

Saturday was “t-shirt time” with Jersey Shore the Musical. The cast captured the essence of our Jersey fist pumpers. My favorite was Nathan Stoner as Angelina. The accent, mannerisms, and wig were spot on. Erin Johnson as Sammi was a sweetheart after the show and had the cast pose with me. She is much nicer than the real Sammi let me tell you…

Bring some liquor with you when visit the show but keep the noise down as the audience got drunker they talked out loud at the performance I attended. Let Snooki be the messy one not you!
I finished out my east side experience with a Real Housewife of New Jersey Melissa Gorga at Spin Nightclub. She was so sweet and nice as when I interviewed her earlier a few weeks ago. Joe was a great sport and took pics with all his gay fans until the wee hours of the morning. What a week, yeah boy!!!

Nellie McKay

Singer Nellie McKay drives her fifth album Home Sweet Mobile Home to Chicago this month. The quirky songstress chirped about animals, Kathy Griffin and Harry Connick, Jr Nunn on One. How Are You

Jerry Nunn: Woah, Nellie! How are you?

Nellie McKay: Oh, good.

JN: You are coming to Chicago…

NM: I can’t wait!

JN: And two different performances at two different venues.

NM: I didn’t even know that. That’s fabulous!
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Happy New Year

Looking back on this past year I was able to meet and interview some talented and amazing personalities in my column for Nunn on the Run.

Here is some great advice and quotes stars have said to me in 2010:

The Laughs

“How’s your cornholer?” (Lisa Lampanelli)

“I am sure you are much more of an expert than a married man or straight man, anyways.” (Kathy Griffin on blowjobs)

“I know that gays belong to Kathy, but any fall over, I’m going to take.” (Sarah Silverman)

“I have always forged my own unique path in the comedy and entertainment world” (Sandra Bernhard)

“I think my humor is a little dry.” (Katy Perry)

“I can’t do anything but tell a joke and steal a scene!” (Leslie Jordan)

The Tears

“You are going to make me cry.” (Chely Wright)

“You made me cry…” (Meredith Baxter)

The Hard Times

“Read my bio and you tell me…” (Belinda Carlisle)

“Oh, I will go there!” (Alexis Stewart)

“There are moments that are really and truly “make it work” moments.” (Tim Gunn)


“Well, first of all, don’t suck. Don’t be bad at it.” (Dan Savage on writing)

“Everything has to be used for something” (Amy Sedaris)

“Don’t say you are a fan of theirs. It automatically puts you in the fan category with the celebrity.” (Lady Bunny)

“Hold the tape recorder closer to my mouth.” (Perez Hilton)

Full of Questions

“Let’s make it happen.” (Ricky Martin on interviewing him)

“I will never forget that question.” (Natalie Merchant)

“I don’t really get that question.” (Ellen DeGeneres)

“I have no idea how to answer that question, let me get my husband on the phone.” (Carol Channing)

About Chicago

“I usually don’t party after the shows. But when I am in Chicago, who knows?” (Jake Shears)

“It is the only place that I actually had a job.” (John Waters)

“Chicago is my favorite city still and it looks gorgeous.” (Laurie Metcalf)

“I love Chicago.” (Pam Grier)

The G-Word

“Let the gays go wild!” (Patti LaBelle)

“I’m slightly under the radar and I do think part of that is because I’m gay.” (Rufus Wainwright)

“I’m very close to the gay community.” (Perry Farrell)

“I don’t define myself by only being gay just like I don’t define myself by only being Jewish.” (Nate Berkus)

“It definitely comes with some pressure.” (Adam Lambert)

“I think homophobia is really fucked up.” (Kate Nash)

“If there are gay men in the audience then you automatically get a great show.” (Joan Rivers)

On Obama

“He is not forcing anything but making decent strides and moving things in the right direction.” (Wanda Sykes)

“There’s just nothing that a person in that position can do now, because it’s just been bought and sold.” (Melissa Etheridge)

“I am really angry about the fact that a cultured, intelligent black man cannot say that he is for gay marriage.” (Mario Cantone)

The Icons

“It made me a lot of money. What about that?” (Olympia Dukakis on Moonstruck)

“I am a sucker for stories!” (Cyndi Lauper)

“Wouldn’t that be fun?” (Florence Henderson on hosting SNL)

“I say drag queen diet in the book because it sounds so good.” (RuPaul)

“RuPaul is just the most fabulous phenomenon.” (Lucy Lawless)

“Follow your dream and you can be who you want to be.” (Elton John)

Thanks a million.” (Lily Tomlin)

Those are just some of the highlights and big moments.  Looking forward to more exciting interviews with celebrities in 2011 Nunn on One!

Kathy Griffin is a stand-up comedian and reality star “allegedly” on the D-list. Nunn on the Run chatted with her about current projects and celebrities galore!

Jerry Nunn: Hi, Kathy. Last time I talked to you there were three floors of gays at Borders waiting to get their books signed.

Kathy Griffin: You know some of them worked at Harpo. I don’t care what anyone says. There is no way that Oprah didn’t disperse a small gay spy team. They are not going to come disguised as me that would be too obvious. I could swear that when I was in Chicago, I saw Gayle with a blonde wig and a moustache! I can’t confirm that but I really think I did.

JN: That could be…

KG: I love that Oprah has announced the final season of her show is basically going to be a fucking reality show after she has done countless shows shitting on reality stars and making fun of reality stars. [ Oprah voice ] “I can’t stand letting cameras in my house!” And guess what? It’s your turn, honey. You are doing it. Give me a call if you want any advice, Oprah. Because I have been doing this shit for five years and about to start season six. I may have some pointers for her.

JN: Definitely.
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Kathy Griffin

From Kathy Griffin’s stand-up act to her Emmy Award-winning reality show, it was a nice to find out she is just as funny in person as on television.

Jerry Nunn: Hi, Kathy. Thanks for taking a few minutes to talk. First off, is Life on the D-List going to be on for a fifth season?

Kathy Griffin: The Bravo people have said that I have signed up but I have not. I am trying to extract tens more dollars from Bravo. Those cheap bastards—you would think after four years and two Emmys that they could come up with it. I am in bitter negotiations, because you know they are very busy with shows like The Break Up with Jo & Slade.

JN: I heard that you might be moving to Lifetime—any truth to that?

KG: Lifetime is not one of them, but I have been talking to one of the other major cable networks. Honestly, I would like to stay at NBC since I have worked there since Suddenly Susan, so we will see how it all works out.

JN: How was the second Emmy win compared to the first?

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