Maria Lewis, The Daily Telegraph, reports
Comedian Kathy Griffin has one target firmly in her sights when she touches down in Australia this week, and that target is Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
"If you think I'm not going to go political in a foreign country, think again," she told Confidential.
"It's going to be all Tony Abbott, all the time.
"Being a ranga myself I'd like to talk about Julia Gillard's departure."
An outspoken LBGT activist, the US funny woman said it's only right that she brings up gay marriage given it affects at least half of her audience.
"How can I not poke fun at a conservative movement for trying to stop a gay wedding?
"Gay weddings are fabulous and fabulousness is a train that cannot be derailed.
"What I love about the lesbian and gay community is that they'll just go and get married anyway, without your permission.
"We've just gone through legalising it state-by-state here and when it comes to gays and marriage it's like decorating a house.
"They're going to do it whether you like it or not, so you may as well just get on with it."
The 52-year old arrives Down Under for the Just For Laughs festival and plays at the Sydney Opera House on Friday evening.
Never one to shy away from controversy, Griffin said she has been bouncing around a few ideas about how to make a dramatic stage entrance.
"I would like to do a Hugh Jackman and come flying down only to face plant in front of Oprah.
"Or I could enter naked on a wrecking ball like Miley Cyrus - I might be the first one to do that at the Opera House."