Kathy Griffin to play Tea Party candidate on "Glee"

Anthony Jones – Celebrity News Service Reporter

Los Angeles, CA, United States (CNS) – Move over, Gwyneth Paltrow. Kathy Griffin is moving from the D-List to the short list of actors being invited to guest star on “Glee”!

Jane Lynch, who plays Sue Sylvester, revealed details about her guest appearance over the weekend, saying Griffin will be heading to Lima, Ohio and playing a character you wouldn’t expect.

“She’s playing one of the judges at Regionals and I don’t want to give away what she’s playing but… it’s not at all who you’d think of,” Lynch said.

“It’s a Tea Party candidate… she’s amazing,” Jane continued. “She wears this very Sarah Palin outfit and she’s very righteous… She’s pretty amazing in it!”

That’s a surprising role for someone who takes jabs at Tea Party favorite Christine O’Donnell and former VP candidate Palin in her material.

When she’s not playing herself on her sold-out stand up shows or on her now-defunct Bravo reality show, Griffin’s gotten into character playing, guest starring on episodes of shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Privileged,” and “Ugly Betty.”

Griffin will be joined by fellow guest star Loretta Devine for the new episode “Original Song,” which airs March 15th on Fox.

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