*Guess what co-host of “The View” all but guaranteed a plum spot in Kathy Griffin’s next standup act?
The very liberal star of Bravo’s “Life on the D-List” appeared on the show Tuesday to promote her reality series, and things went exactly as expected with the comedian’s frequent subject, uber-conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
Whoopi Goldberg is away for two weeks filming Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls” in Atlanta, and Barbara Walters is off for the summer to recuperate from heart surgery. That left Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd and Hasselbeck to deal with Griffin, whose past visits to the show have all ended up in her comedy act – including an appearance the day after her good friend and former “View” co-host Rosie O’Donnell got into the infamous split-screen showdown with Hasselbeck.
After giving Griffin the cold shoulder for most of the interview, Elisabeth said toward the end: “You’ve said things about people here that are a) untrue and b) not so funny, so do you ever feel weird like coming here and sitting here and promoting things when you’ve said some stuff?”
“Actually, this moment is what I live for, so bring it,” Kathy grinned. “This is how I write my act.” [Watch exchange below.]
In a 2008 interview with The Windy City Times, Griffin said, “Elizabeth Hasselbeck has snowed American audiences into not knowing that she is a f***ing ‘Survivor’ reject. I am sorry — I am going to listen to the political beliefs of someone who wore wacky scarves on Survivor?”