Jonathon Moran, The Sunday Telegraph, reports
Controversial American comedian Kathy Griffin will let it fly when she performs here next month, tackling subjects as diverse as Nicole Kidman's forehead to Mel Gibson's backyard church.
The star of reality series, Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List, will headline the annual Just For Laughs festival at the Sydney Opera House.
"I will not be censored in any way,'' Griffin tells Insider on the phone from her Los Angeles home.
"I will be making fun of people, places and things. I am going to just let it fly. There is so much we have to discuss, from the Kardashian baby I don't care about, to the royal baby I don't care about. I don't know why we have to care about everyone's baby.''
Griffin, 52, is one of America's most recognisable comedians, having won two Emmy Awards and been nominated for five Grammys.
As an actor she has appeared in Seinfeld, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The X Files, Ugly Betty and Ru Paul's Drag Race.
She's known for speaking her mind, most often about other celebrities, accompanied by her witty candid observations on popular culture.
Even Griffin is not immune from her acerbic tongue, poking fun at being single as well as all the plastic surgery she's undertaken.
"I fear the election that I will be arriving after,'' she says. "I don't want you to go far right. I enjoyed when you had the ranga (former Prime Minister Julia Gillard) because I could say ranga at every show. And who knows what will happen between now and the middle of October with any of Justin Bieber's cars. There is a lot we have to cover.''
Wasn't Griffin dating Justin Bieber for a nanosecond?
"He is a little old for me so I had to kick him to the curb,'' she laughs. "I had to call Selena Gomez and say, 'take him back, he's too needy'.''
Also playing the Just For Laughs festival, which runs from October 16-20 at the Opera House, is Deuce Bigalow star Rob Schneider and Irish funnyman Tommy Tiernan.
Rove McManus will host the event and Griffin has been brushing up on local current affairs ahead of the tour.
Perusing websites on Australia's most loved and loathed celebrities, Griffin found Kyle Sandilands tops the list of disliked celebs which also features Matthew Newton, Pauline Hanson and John Laws.
"What has he (Sandilands) done that makes him so loathed?'' she asks.
Hugh Jackman is at the other end of the list as our most loved.
"Now the gays want Hugh more than women. Women obviously find him attractive but they really want him and I will tell you why, they don't want Russell Crowe any more, he is too chubby.''
Mel Gibson didn't make the list but Griffin pleads for us to take him back. ``
"He walks around Malibu getting in fights with people, he looks like he's on steroids, he has a church in his backyard, you've got to take him back,'' she says.
Griffin's personal favourites include Simon Baker, Kylie Minogue and Nicole Kidman.
"Being someone who has had a face, I do love Nicole Kidman's old forehead,'' she says. "And I like that you can now divide Nicole Kidman into body parts or facial zones.''
Truthfully though, Griffin likes Australian audiences because they "allow me to take the piss out of things''.