Kathy Griffin Will Guest Star On ‘Glee’


Good news, Gleeks … the amazingly brilliant comic Kathy Griffin will be making a guest appearance on an upcoming episode of Glee! And, get this … Kathy will be playing a woman named Tammy Jean, described as a politically conservative “middle-aged recent Tea Party candidate and home schooler — a Sarah Palin type”! I mean, that is just awesome. In addition, Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy) will also guest star on the show as Sister Mary Constance, described as “a middle-aged African-American and exotic dancer-turned-Carmelite Nun”. Hello? Brills.

Let’s go ahead and start calling the judges for Glee’s upcoming Regionals “The Supremes,” shall we, because this one-two punch of casting scoop definitely qualifies them for the title: Not only Kathy Griffin but Grey’s Anatomy‘s Loretta Devine have been named to the panel! Although a casting breakdown that’s being passed around like a love note in third period suggests that Griffin will be playing a Sarah Palin type, my source tells me that Tammy Jean, the D-Listed liberal’s home-schooling Tea Party candidate character, isn’t really anything like the controversial former Alaskan governor. (Besides, what would be the point of trying to out-Palin Tina Fey?) Devine, meanwhile, will tackle a sister act — as in Sister Mary Constance. Though the character wears a halo and a habit now, she is said to have worn a lot less in her former profession, at least by the end of a shift: She used to be a stripper!

First, I am really in LOVE with the idea of Kathy Griffin playing a Sarah Palin-type Tea Party conservative … I cannot WAIT to see her in action in the role. And, I gotta admit, I’m also in love with Glee doing the Sister Act thing. Loretta Devine is a great actress, I think she’ll make a fantastic Sister Mary Constance. I can’t help but continue to be addicted to Glee … and when they do stuff like this, they’re sure to keep me addicted. I cannot wait for this ep!!


  • Yeah, definitely agree – casting is brills. My boyfriend loves Loretta Divine, so he’ll be excited!

  • Liz

    can’t wait for this!

  • nicole

    Kathy will be great on Glee…im kind of excited to see her lol

  • Ryan

    I love her and all but how the hell did this happen? I don’t know how I feel about her being on the show

  • Xadax

    Its Kathy GRIFFIIIINNN! (Oprah impersonation)

  • blaqfury

    I’m sorry, I feel the opposite way about this! First of, Glee and shows like it are what I use to get away from the over saturation of politics. Just them using the term Sarah Palin makes me not want to watch it, regardless if they’re making fun of her. This is just proves my point that the media is addicted to Palin. Why even mention her in the description (whether loosely based or inspired by)?

    And secondly, why all these guest spots? It was a success without all these celebrities. I feel like there are more guest spot episodes than original cast episodes. I really like glee, but for me, its definitely turning from one of those shows i want to rush home for to i’ll catch it when and if I catch it…

    #THON #FTK