I'm not sure about that. Kathy Griffin is doing REALLY well. She's doing huge venues now, KODAK Theater, MSG, etc... She's making a fortune.Funny you brought up Kathy Griffin. My coworker and I were debating whether or not Bruce Campbell was on a higher celebrity list than her. I said yes; Bruce is a solid B-Lister. She's lower, IMO. He said no.
What's better, a cult following of fans that would kill to see your new project or having a lot of people know who you are and not care about your work.