Kathy Griffin was Bill Maher’s guest Friday night on Real Time and she made a surprise announcement, that she will be returning to touring stateside. The Kathy Griffin comeback tour is slated for New York City and Washington D.C, with additional stops in Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.
Griffin told Maher: “I’m dipping my toes into touring again even though the Trumps and nobody wants me to work again. I just booked today, I’m going to do a show at Carnegie Hall in New York and I’m also going to go right to Trump’s back yard and do a show at the Kennedy Center.”
After the show she posted on Twitter: “Great news – I’m heading back to Carnegie Hall in New York! Tickets will be on sale next week.”
Last May, Griffin shared a photo of herself holding a bloodied Trump head. The photo went viral, and for all the wrong reasons. Soon, Griffin was black listed by the same industry she had fought ruthlessly to become a part of. She said TMZ, “reported my show cancellations in real time.“
Griffin thanked Maher for standing by her. “I really want to thank you for being one of the first and only people to publicly say what happened to me was bullshit,” she said.
Under investigation by the Department of Justice for two months, Griffin is now on Interpol’s No Fly list and was detained at every single airport on her 23-city overseas tour. “That’s the administration we have now,” she revealed. “I really believe, it happened to me, it could happen to you and other people or people’s kids or relatives. It could happen, it’s kinda crazy.”
Asked whether she lost friends over the controversy, Griffin said, “I’m down to three gay guys and you, but I hear you’re fluid.”
And she said Trump’s son, wanted her ruined. “And Don Jr., like of all people Don Jr., that frickin’ Cro-Mag, that barely human whatever his deal is, he goes on Good Morning America and says we don’t just want to ruin Kathy Griffin’s career, we want to decimate her. And that was like months after the photo.
She defiantly decalard: “I’m not decimated.“
Maher asked if she had regrets, “If you had to do it all over again, I assume you wouldn’t take the picture…”
Griffin joked, “I’d do Mike Pence.”‘