Kathy Griffin is set to appear as trusted Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway on the upcoming hour-long Comedy Central special, Make America Great-A-Thon: A President Show Special, debuting Tuesday, April 3 at 11:00 PM ET/PT.
President Donald Trump, played by creator/executive producer Anthony Atamanuik, will host the telethon to raise money for all the projects he can’t get Congress to fund. That includes The Wall, and infrastructure (“plus these mouthy porn stars aren’t going to pay themselves off,” Comedy Central noted in its announcement).
Vice President Mike Pence, played by executive producer Peter Grosz, will join Trump in the Oval Office to raise funds via telethon.
Griffin’s career has been rising like a phoenix from the ashes of late. Earlier this month, she announced an eight-stop tour of North America as well as a Carnegie Hall date and another at the Kennedy Center.
She’s also said she will attend this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner in late April.
A week after announcing on Real Time with Bill Maher that she would be resuming U.S. touring, comedian-provocateur Kathy Griffin said her Carnegie Hall show in New York nearly sold out in the first 24 hours they were on sale.
Her career took a nosedive last May, after she went publish with a photo in which she was seen holding a “decapitated head” of President Donald Trump. She got savaged for the move by both the left and the right. Trump tweeted his disdain; Griffin lost bookings. CNN terminated its agreement with Griffin to appear in its New Year’s Eve program.
Griffin initially apologized, saying she had gone too far, but later walked that back, calling the photo “distasteful but not illegal” and saying she had suffered disproportionate consequences. As Griffin was unveiling her tour plans, Bette Midler tweeted, “Congratulations and welcome back! You were in Show Biz jail longer than the Stanford rapist was in real jail!” referring to swimmer Brock Turner, whose super-light sentence drew major backlash.