Kathy Griffin Signs With CAA (Exclusive)
In January the comedian became the third woman in history to win the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
Kathy Griffin has signed with CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. She was previously with WME.
The actress and comedian won a Grammy Award in January for her comedy album Calm Down Gurrl, becoming only the third woman in history to win in that category, and the first since Whoopi Goldberg in 1986. Griffin’s trophy case also includes two Primetime Emmy Awards for her Bravo reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, which received Emmy nominations in each of its six seasons. In 2009 she received a Gracie Allen Award for her work on the show, as well as the GLAAD Vanguard Award. Her ongoing support for the LGBT community also has led to recognition in the form of the Trevor Project Life Award and as an HRC Ally for Equality. Last year she was honored by the IAVA Leadership in Entertainment for her work with veterans.
Griffin has become a reliable generator of Jan. 1 headlines as co-host of CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live special with Anderson Cooper, driving buzz, ratings and Twitter hashtags for the past seven years. She also hosted an eponymous talk show, Kathy, for two seasons on Bravo.
Griffin was recently inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for her unprecedented 20 televised standup comedy specials. Three of them—Kathy Griffin: Straight to Hell, Kathy Griffin: She’ll Cut a Bitch and Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker have been nominated for Emmys. She was a series regular on NBC’s Suddenly Susan and is a frequent guest star on TV, including on Glee, Seinfeld and Law and Order: SVU.
Griffin continues to be repped by attorney Bill Sobel at Edelstein Laird.