“I loved it. She did what she needed to do — and as a female, look, you gotta work harder, you gotta jump higher, and she did that — she went there, fearlessly,” Griffin said.
The room’s chilly reception wasn’t lost on Griffin — but the comedian, whose own criticism of the Trump administration famously sidetracked her career, suggested Wolf’s gender and the attitude of the attendees were at play. “The audience reaction, in a couple times, was tepid, and I really feel like it’s because she’s a woman,” Griffin said. “Some of her comments made a lot of these straighty, backwards dinosaurs uncomfortable, and I live for that. Those were some of my favorite moments.”
“I was sitting next to some guys who were like, ‘Harrumph!’ and I’m like, ‘[expletive] off, you dinosaur.’ ”
Was some of the lack of laughs because Washington can’t take a joke at its own expense? “Washington is sooo thin-skinned,” Griffin said. “I should know.”