Kathy Griffin Does Kate Gosselin, Gets Serious In Her Memoir

September 9th, 2009 // Leave a Comment

In a trailer for a mock biopic, George Takei takes on the role of reality TV star dad, Jon Gosselin, while Kathy Griffin throws on a pair of khakis, a trademark blond-streaked wig and a frustrated facial expression for her pitch-perfect impersonation of mother-of-eight, Kate Gosselin.

The sketch is part of Kathy’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the comedy segment entitled, Kate is Enough: The Kate Gosselin Story. Kathy’s been doing the promotional circuit for her new book, Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin.

While the comedienne has a knack for turning even the most earnest of situations into fodder for her comedy act, she reveals a serious side in her book. The redhead discusses her late brother, Kenny, who she claims told had “sexually inappropriate” discussions with her as a child.

Physically abusive to his wife and “in and out of jail,” Griffin’s brother died shortly after his addiction to drugs took over his existence.

Of her experiences with her troubled sibling, Kathy says, “I think when you have someone like that in your house, one of the things you learn is, you’ve got to laugh.” I think it’s safe to say, Kathy’s learned how to do just that.

Gallery Info: Kathy Griffin as Kate Gosselin and George Takei as Jon Gosselin on Jimmy Kimmel‘s talk show & promoting her new book Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin held at Barnes and Noble in Tribeca

By Lisa Timmons

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