NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Comedian Kathy Griffin is trying to move back into the spotlight after she was shunned for nearly two years by people everywhere for posting a photo of a fake severed head of President Donald Trump.
"The audience is there but the check signers, as I call them, still need a minute," said Griffin.
In 2017, she shared a photo holding a mask of President Trump's head covered in ketchup to simulate a bloody beheading.
It was all downhill from there for the comedian's career. She says opportunities immediately dried up.
"Nobody would take a meeting with me. Nobody would take my call. I felt like this had to be documented...I probably lost 75 percent of my friends," said Griffin.
Those friends included Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen.
"I had to dig myself out of this one," said Griffin.
She toured overseas but said she was put on a no-fly list for two months and was on an Interpol list.
She decided to document her time on the so-called blacklist. That video was turned into a new documentary 'Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story' that is playing later this month at theaters across the country.
"I felt like I had to wait to play America until America sorta started to forgive me and when I came to play America, it was fantastic," Griffin says.
After all she has been through, Griffin doesn't entirely regret the photo.
"I really came around and didn't (regret)," said Griffin.