From the Producer's Podium

Eric informs us about the dangers of the mic button.

Apr 26, 20120

First off, let me say that tonight's show was hysterical. Not just because KG called not quite 3-years-old Mason Disick a "fucker" a thousand times or asked her mother if she thought Cesar Milan could have had sex with a dog. No, that's just not it.

OK, well, maybe that really was quite enjoyable, but being positioned on the studio floor, I got to witness the energy of a show coming together. Watching KG just deliver line after killer line, all with the grace of a proper TV host, it really felt like things were coming together. Hey, we’re making a proper television program! I’ve worked on a quite a few start-up late night shows, and this one is actually fresh and funny, with the usual side of insanely stressful. But admittedly, that’s the thrill for me. The audience is clapping along to the theme song, Maggie is hearing Kathy without much trouble, and I am learning when to press my microphone button.

Ah yes, the button. You see, if I want to talk to KG, I have to press a little button that's built into my podium. This is not a forgiving button. You really have to push this bitch. Total calorie burner to press and hold ‘er down. Why do I have this "push to talk" button and not a futuristic, wireless microphone you ask? Well, you don't want to hear me say all the “producery” type comments I make under my breath piped over the studio and into your living room or my nasally “too enthusiastic laugh” crapping on KG’s jokes do you? No. Well, maybe?  You don’t. Thus, we have to ixnay the wireless. By the way, I am NOT self-conscious...clearly. Point is, I’d be disrupting the show the whole time if I had an open vocal gateway, as a result ruining the show. A button is good for me. It really makes me think when and if I should engage KG. So if KG happens to ask me a question, I have to remember to hit the button. Haven’t been caught yet with my big lips flapping sans sound, but I wouldn‘t be surprised if that happened down the line. Not that it will. I’m a professional.

25 comments
Puzzlr
Puzzlr

The theme song is meant to show everyone how autotunes makes singers out of the worse singers on the planet. Whenever I hear it I laugh. One can only imagine what other singers sound like without autotunes.

The show with Kathy babysitting was hilarious. The baby holding the knife won't be understood by people who aren't fans, but it was totally Kathy (and totally funny). Can't wait for tonight's episode. Bring it on Kathy!

Love the civilians as she calls them. Most celebrities have been programed into not saying anything that would hurt their careers. As a result, they are quite boring.

millicent_oh_2011
millicent_oh_2011

nothin' about you, but I can't stand Kathy. I change the channel even for her commercials. Just hoping her show flops. That's how much I dislike her.

Wewa
Wewa

Love you guy. Love the show! Is Kathy so damn important she can't write a blog? What about Tiffany? Maggie?

Kann
Kann

I have loved listening to Kathy forever!

I think she needs to spend more time on the Atlanta Housewives, more specifically, Kim. OMG!!

She is nothing but a wreck. I don't know how in the world she got such a wonderful man like Kroy....he must be blind in one eye and can't see out of the other.

Lauren C NJ viewer
Lauren C NJ viewer

Love Bravo but always change the channel when Kathy Griffin is on. I think your channel is better served without her. Find her abrasive and not funny. A show depicting me buying a beach house in NJ and our quirky family would draw more ratings- and we would prvide great cooking as well. Kathy is a big no funny yawn- if this is your answer to late night talk shows, count me out.

bravogroupie
bravogroupie

Can't wait for Thursday nights! You can always make me laugh Kathy! Not many can. Love you grl!

bravogroupie
bravogroupie

Can't wait for Thursday nights! You can always make me laugh Kathy! Not many can. Love you grl!

GlindaTheGoodBitch
GlindaTheGoodBitch

OH MY GAWD, I LOVE THE SHOW SO MUCH I COULD D-I-E, DIE from an overdose of the incomparable KATHY GRIFFIN. Congratulations on a HUGE success, Kathy! Tell me, what do I have to do sit on that couch of yours? I am your biggest fan. I have followed your career from the day you set foot on stage (but not in a creepy, stalker way. Promise.) It is my one wish to be your sidekick for just a day. You won't be sorry. I've been told I'm the male version of you... REALLY! One phone call will prove it. I tell it like it is and take no prisoners. I'm quick-witted and spot-on with pop culture and not afraid speak my mind and the truth about reality. My personality is a combo of Nathan Lane, Joan Rivers (whose house on Central Park East I used to perform at every Christmas day back in the day,) and you, my Queen, Kathy Griffin. I've been cursed with the quadruple whammy and I deserve this break. I'm short, fat, bald, and gay, BUT, the CUTEST short, fat, bald, gay, dude you've ever met with the greatest personality that you can't help but fall in love with. VOTE NICK FOR THE COUCH! Email me, I'm waiting! Goober smooches to you and staff, Nick B.

JimZwickie
JimZwickie

Sorry to bother you again but the insignia reminds me of a Weight Watchers' ad. Not a fan, Kathy deserves better.

JimZwickie
JimZwickie

I definitely enjoy the segments where we see Kathy outside of the studio. People are right about the theme song--it's completely annoying. Also I think Kathy should have some Bravo celebs on there, a few crazy Housewives, maybe Andy Cohen himself. Would be much more interesting. I find the couch conversations somewhat dull. Sorry, Kathy. I have enjoyed your comedy for years and having "normal" people on there just isn't cutting it for your level of hilarity. And, Tiffany, girl liven up! Make some jokes. You could be funny on D-List, I remember you on there as the intern before the blonde left. Dig up some dirt on the guests Kathy has on the show. Give her something to play off of.

Joe9145
Joe9145

Love my Kathy. Please stop it though with the theme song playing all the time. If you are going to play it on break always please just do the instrumental.

carol carruthers
carol carruthers

Kathy, you can sing! Couldn't believe it was you really singing, but I love it. You can carry a tune far better than the "Real Housewives." I absolutely love your show. Was hoping for another "Life on the D List" season. I am such a fan of yours. Just keep doing what you're doing dear. You're so talented.

kathyfan007
kathyfan007

Love Kathy. Hate the theme song, need a new one...

kathyfan007
kathyfan007

Kathy is awesome. Have loved her for years, but lets be honest, the theme song sucks. You need a new one.

marileecp
marileecp

1. love Kathy, love her D list, love her stand up. 2. love Kathy, she saved my ass when I was sick and laid up for a long time. 3. Love her mama. 4. Love the mother-daughter thing. 5. No likey the talk show. It is almost beneath her. 6. Why are you on here...sorry, would rather hear from Kathy.

KD
KD

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the show! Great format, Kathy is a true pro and SO FUNNY (of course, we knew this!)

How does one get to be one of the "regular" people on the couch? :)

Ruby2
Ruby2

Love ... Love .... LOVE this show!!! So happy that Kathy is back. Good job Bravo!!!

3821pcx
3821pcx

oops...she really focused on her neighbor alot, seemingy sensing that his novice experience in front of a camera would in it self make good t.v. in a "show about nothing" sort of way. Not the case. Maybe one or two addresses, but for the most part, he just didn't deliver. Too much for me. Not so smart to have Teresa as a panalist, yet shut her out of the dialog. She is pretty, but has alot more to offer than to sit and knod. Teresa is such a gracious and quick witted commentator, she should have really been the focus of the panel. She has a way of coming back with a p.c. response, while pointing out the ironic....in an Ellen Degeneras sort of way. Good luck with working out the kinks...I know it's an impossible task at times!!! Please have Teresa as a regular! Her "pollianna" delivery works well in contrast to Kathy's "in your face" observations. And last, I always heard that when a comedian has to resort to excessive vulgarity, they are running low on material. Maybe her nerves got the best of her that night...it happens to the best of them.

Allie Ford
Allie Ford

I am a huge Kathy Griffin fan and like the show so far except would you PLEASE stop playing the theme song at every break. SO annoying!

I like the idea of having non-celebs for her to talk to, but a little screening would be good. Her neighbor was a little TOO creepy.

I'm confident that Kathy will learn the difference between hosting the show and doing a 2-hour stand-up act.

More NeNe bashing, PLEASE!!!

LisamarieSJC
LisamarieSJC

I love this show. Kathy is so funny and I love that most of it is SOOOOO Wrong! Thank goodness we have some REAL COMEDY. Keep up the good work! LMAO

connie from houston
connie from houston

Kathy is so real with her wonderful guests. Her joke about Kanye's yaw line was the funniest I have heard in a long time. Please let this show last and get rid of the phony garbage.

DiannaLynne
DiannaLynne

LOVE KG. Love everything about the show - except hearing the name "Kardashian" so often. OMG -- is there no escape from them???

RI Housewife
RI Housewife

Second show was as hilarious as I expected. Wish I could sit on the couch with them. You never know what will come out of Kathy's mouth. Keep it coming!!!!

edgar reyes
edgar reyes

I love KG new show it is so funny,Iam so happy that she is back on tv ,ill be watching the show every thursday night thanks kathy .