“Law & Order: SVU” has been on the air for over ten years and it still manages to push the envelope. The show also knows a thing or two about getting some of the biggest names in Hollywood to guest star. Seriously, do you know how many Emmy nominations they’ve racked up in that category? Too many to count. They’ve had Robin Williams, Ellen Burstyn, and now Kathy Griffin? We thought her life was on the D-list, but she’s making a dramatic turn on an upcoming episode of the show.

In the “SVU” episode Griffin stars a Babs Duffy a gay activist who works with Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Christopher Meloni) after a woman from a lesbian community is found dead. Oddly enough, the comedian peaked the interest of executive producer Neal Baer when she hosted last year’s Creative Arts Emmys. He vowed that he would write an Emmy winning part for her before the two even met.

According to Griffin, “I do think it’s a little bit A-list that I’m in this category where people just write parts for me and I don’t even have to audition. Playing myself gets kind of boring. There’s enough of myself already out there. I’m sick of myself.”

Griffin’s episode will air on NBC on March 3rd when “SVU” returns to its 10 PM spot (woo hoo!). It’s always interesting to see performers step out of their comfort zone and what actress wouldn’t want to get up close and personal with Meloni’s Stabler?

What do you think about Kathy Griffin’s appearance on Law & Order: SVU? Can you buy her in a serious role?

Source: NY Daily News