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The Apollo Set Kathy Up!

July 22, 2009

I don’t know about you, but the most recent episode of “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” really bothered me. I thought Kathy’s experience at the Apollo was terrible, but I think they really set her up. First of all, who books Kathy Griffin for a “family” amateur show? Were they on crack? Everyone knows she is bawdy at best, and not the act for a family show. They think she’s going to “modify” her material for her audience?

Next, she repeatedly asked about the kids in the dressing room, and no one on the staff really gave her a heads-up. In fact, they assured her the kids would be “gone” by the time she performed. I think the Apollo and its’ staff were way out of line; they treated her extremely harshly, and should apologize to Kathy rather than ban her.

The Apollo’s mission statement says in part, they “Advance emerging creative voices across cultural and artistic media.” Across means all types of talent, and Kathy sure fits into that category. I guess they don’t really adhere to their own mission, and I’m calling on them to formally apologize, since they were way out of line in throwing her out of the theater so rudely.

Tell the Apollo how you feel:

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