Keynote Kathy Griffin with Kara Swisher at SXSW 2019 [Video]

At the 2019 SXSW Conference, two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin took the stage for candid and uncensored Keynote conversation with Recode editor-at-large and New York Times contributing opinion writer Kara Swisher. Griffin's first visit to SXSW was certainly a memorable one!

On stage, Griffin and Swisher discuss her new documentary, Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story, which world premiered at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. Then they dive deep into the last 18 months of Griffin's career from death threats to being the subject of two federal investigations. Throughout this period of controversy, Griffin talks about how she became the target for harassment. During the Keynote, she opens up to the SXSW audience about re-building her career and unapologetically delivers her opinions.

"At 58, I just thought, if you’re not going to take a stand now, what the f*ck are you waiting for?"

Despite the serious topics at hand, Griffin keeps the audience hysterically laughing and Swisher on her toes. Preview the Keynote above and then watch the entire Convergence Keynote with Kathy Griffin and Kara Swisher as well as other SXSW 2019 videos on our YouTube channel.

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By Ari Roth