It’ll be hard to fill Joan Rivers’ shoes, but if anyone can do it, it’s Kathy Griffin.
The comedian, who hosted the Comedy Central Roast of the late Rivers in 2009, will be taking over the E Network’s popular show Fashion Police on Monday, the morning after the Golden Globes. Griffin has promised that her version of the red carpet after-show will be just as biting as Rivers’, which was often critiqued for stepping over the line with cracks about age, weight or worse.
Does Griffin have a sharp enough tongue to lampoon the stars as well as Rivers did? Based on her standup, absolutely. Griffin has had years of practice making fun of celebrities’ clothing, attitude and even drug problems. Here are seven of Griffin’s best celebrity burns over the years:
On making up a rumor about Dakota Fanning going to rehab
On Beyoncé and those Destiny’s Child outfits
On Miley Cyrus performing at the teen choice awards
On Justin Bieber being a “thug”
On Whitney Houston’s “sweating issues”
On why she can’t stand “that a**hole” Ryan Seacrest
On Joan Rivers