"I think it is the job of a comedian to cross the line at all times -- because that line is not real," Carrey, 55, explained matter-of-factly to ET's Leanne Aguilera on Wednesday night, just hours after Griffin was fired by CNN.
WATCH: Kathy Griffin Apologizes For Controversial Donald Trump Photo: 'I Went Too Far' "If you step out into that spotlight and you're doing the crazy things that [Trump is] doing," Carrey continued, "we're the last line of defense.
They won’t be co-hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage together anymore but Anderson Cooper still considers Kathy Griffin to be a friend.
On WWHL, with Ellen Barkin and Anderson Cooper, Andy seems to announce that Cooper is a bottom, which I am not sure has ever been verified before.
Then Cohen jumps in and says “I think it was the pot calling the kettle black..” AC says, “What does that mean? I have been intending to discuss this whole Fashion Police debacle here.
Schooled in improv, she prides herself on making each of her shows unique. KG: First, let me say that I also love that you're a real journalist. KG: Let me tell you this: I did this interview a couple of weeks ago, and I thought I was really funny. So Lisa Kudrow came up to me one night and said, "I think you're really good in the Groundlings." And I was like, "Where is this going, Lisa?
Just as the dignified Cooper can never be sure what might come out of his cohost's mouth on NYE, audiences at a Griffin standup show can expect only the unexpected. But the interviewer emailed my publicist and was like, "These are the four questions I was supposed to ask her." Do you want to know what the questions were, 'cause you're an actual journalist, which makes me giddy? KG: The questions were: "When did you know you were funny? " And she said, "But I think you're way funnier as yourself." And that was really encouraging to me.