First Look: Kathy Griffin vs. Margaret Cho on 'Drop Dead Diva' -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO


Two comedic titans are heading for a big clash that’s sure to draw laughs on the August 14 episode of Lifetime’s dramedy Drop Dead Diva. Kathy Griffin pops up as Jenna Kaswell-Bailey — the sister to the oft-reviled Kim Kaswell (Kate Levering) — and goes head-to-head with Teri Lee (Margaret Cho), who plays star Brooke Elliot’s sassy assistant.

Griffin’s Jenna figures into the storyline by having her sister Kim represent her in her divorce proceedings, which — and we don’t know much more than this — center around the fight for the possession of a clock. Yes, a clock. Of her time on screen with Cho, Griffin says: “I can’t wait to be a total bitch, and punch my good friend Margaret Cho in the face: It was the role I was born to play. Set your DVR.”

EW has the exclusive first look at the showdown between the two, which you can find below:

The rest of the episode finds Jane (Elliott) at odds with love interest Grayson (Jackson Hurst) when she represents a college student who accuses the star football player of his alma mater of date rape.

Desperate Housewives alum Sharon Lawrence, who’s always delightful on Diva as Bobbie Dobkins — the mother of Deb, the dead woman who inhabits Jane’s body — also guest stars.

The episode airs August 14 at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.

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  • KC

    Wow. We get this and all of the other sites have a “first look” at Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.
    Oh, well.
    EW will have that up in a few days.

    • Ash

      Anne Hathaway wishes she was Kathy Griffin. I mean why would I wanna see a sexy photo of Anne Hathaway when I can look at a photo of Kathy Griffin AND Margaret Cho!

  • Mitch

    Kathy Griffin and Margaret Cho onscreen together? I am SO there!

  • amy

    both are hillarious! I will definitely try to watch!!

  • Sam

    I like Kathy Griffin, but come on now. “Comedic titans?” One had a show on Bravo, the other has a supporting role on Lifetime. It’s not Bill Cosby going up against Steve Martin, here. Which is not to say I prefer their stand-up to Griffin’s (because I don’t). Although almost anything would be better than Margaret Cho’s umpteenth “Bitter yelling is FUNNY!” tour.

  • BrandonK

    Oh, man…I can’t wait! Kathy Griffin playing Kim’s sister? LOL That should be great.

  • Chucklehead

    WOW….talk about your loser ho’s.

  • Michael Sleazack

    Kathy Griffin is the most painfully unfunny “comedian” on earth. Her desperation for fame is almost pitiful.

    • emmatard

      Almost pitiful – kind of like your attempt at comedy. Kathy is funnier than you, your mama, your whack granny AND your entire inbred family combined. Just because 100% of what she says goes over your pointy little head doesn’t mean it isn’t funny – it just means that you aren’t smart enough or sophisticated enough to understand it.

  • Ahmed

    Much as I love most of all of Kathy’s comedy specials, she is really not good in scripted comedy or drama… I keep having high expectations from her, and she was just terrible in SVU and Glee. Stick to unscripted comedy, Kathy…. please!

  • Scott Hedrick

    I recall Kathy Griffin from an episode of The X-Files. If she is channeling that again, I am so there.

  • Yeye

    The tie one is good but too similar to the acatul Chuck opening title graphic. I like the WarGame-inspired poster. For a show that’s pretty much embracing all things nerd, geeky and pop-culture that poster captures what the show is all about.

  • emmatard

    I am a 28 years old loser, immature and homely and I love Margaret Cho and Kathy Griffen .and now I am seeking a good man or woman who can give me real love – like REAL hot and sweaty love , so i got a username emmaisretardedanddesperate2002 on–a’ge’l’ov’e’r.c óm–.it is the first and best club for mentally challenged women and desperate men, or pathetic women and obese men,to int’eract with each other. Maybe you wanna ch’eck ‘it out or tell your friends!

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