December 09, 2013 5:00am PT by Kimberly Nordyke
Gay Cruises, Justin Bieber and 'Molly' Cyrus: First Look at Kathy Griffin's Record-Breaking Bravo Special (Exclusive Videos)
Kathy Griffin is about to make history, and The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive first look.
The comedian will be awarded the honor of "Most Stand-Up Specials by a Comedian" by Guinness World Records for her upcoming Bravo special, Kathy Griffin: Record Breaker, which is set to air at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Wednesday, Dec. 18.
In her special, which marks Griffin's 20th, she addresses such topics as what it's like to perform on a gay cruise; she jokes about her 93-year-old mother, Maggie, who says, "Molly Cyrus shouldn’t twerk against that nice Alan Thicke"; and suggests Texas Gov. Rick Perry should foster Justin Bieber while both of them try to sort out their lives.
Below, THR debuts two clips from the special, which was performed before a sold-out audience at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio.
"I'm like the Yeezus of stand-up comedy! Boycott Louis Vuitton NOW!" Griffin quips. "This latest stand-up special, Kathy Griffin: Record Breaker, is the perfect bitch. This special is so hot, I wish I could dye its hair blonde and Instagram a picture of its ass. I set a record never before achieved by any other comedic god like myself. I AM A GOD. No wait … I AM GOD. Did you ask me if I was God? Because I just told you, I'M GOD."
She adds: "Blah, blah, blah … you get the picture. Look folks, I hope you laugh a lot at this special. I had a blast making it, and I'm truly honored to have been inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records."
Griffin is a two-time Emmy winner and six-time Grammy nominee. She received her most recent Grammy nom last week, for best comedy album for Calm Down Gurrl.
Rickmill Productions produced the hourlong comedy special for Bravo, with Griffin serving as executive producer alongside Kimber Rickabaugh and Paul Miller.