According to an industry insider, Griffin met with CAA before becoming the first woman to win the Grammy for Best Comedy Album since Whoopi Goldberg in 1986
Is Kathy Griffin leaving her longtime agency WME?
The newly-crowned Grammy winner for Best Comedy Album hasn’t made a decision just yet, but TheWrap hears the popular comedienne, TV star and two-time Emmy winner is considering an exit.
Griffin has recently had several calls with CAA and met with CAA agents last week at Si Laa Thai in Los Angeles. Other agencies have shown interest in Griffin as well.
This year, Griffin helped propel CNN’s New Year’s Eve special with Anderson Cooper to a demo ratings win with her unique brand of improvised and unpredictable humor. Those trademark moments, combined with her loyal fanbase, have led several Hollywood insiders to believe Griffin is ready to take on an iconic piece of television landscape.
After six consecutive nominations, Griffin just won her first Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, becoming the first woman to do so since Whoopi Goldberg won in 1986. One of the most recognizable female comedy brands in the world, Griffin recently set a Guinness World Record with a whopping 20 televised standup comedy specials.
Griffin is a recipient of several prestigious awards for her longtime activism in the LGBT community, and she is also widely recognized for her work performing for American troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and the U.S.