In 2009, 2010 and 2011 she was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. In her bid to win a Tony Award, she made her Broadway debut in Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony in March 2011. On 10 June 2008, Griffin released a comedy CD titled For Your Consideration. It is Griffin's first audio-only release of her stand-up material. The disc was recorded at the ETK Theatre at the Grand Theatre Center For The Arts in Tracy, California on 17 February 2008.
Included on the disc are her takes on various celebrities and her personal life. Griffin stated that she decided to release this CD to try to win a Grammy award. On 3 December 2008, Griffin was nominated for a Grammy for Best Comedy Album. However, she lost to George Carlin's It's Bad for Ya. On 25 August 2009, Griffin released a second comedy album, Suckin' It for the Holidays, in another bid for a Grammy.
The album was initially released as a digital download and retail released on 3 November 2009. Despite the album's holiday title, it contains little holiday-related content, and it just barely made the nominations cut-off. On 2 December 2009 it was nominated for Best Comedy Album, making it Griffin's second Grammy nomination. On 8 September 2009, Ballantine Books published Griffin's memoir, titled Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin. The book debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Griffin received her third Grammy nomination for Kathy Griffin does the Bible Belt.
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