Kathy Griffin has spent endless hours bumping elbows with – and poking fun at – A-list celebrities from the world of television, film, music and beyond. The comedian is finding hilarious inspiration in these encounters on her new Celebrity Run-In Comedy Tour.
The Tour is set to kick-off on Jan. 13 with an 8 p.m. Show at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA before heading to such great venues as the Moore Theatre in Seattle, The Masonic in San Francisco and the Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO, where she will perform on Jan. 28. Griffin will conclude her comedy road trip in Rutland, VT on April 30. Tickets for most performances are on sale now.
Last year, Griffin released her latest comedic memoir, “Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index.” Much of her new stand-up show is said to be adaptations from that work. “I pride myself on not making fun of people to their face. I actually prefer to wait until they leave the room and talk sh*t about them behind their backs,” Griffin said in a recent interview with The Seattle Times. “The nature of my brilliant and yet underrated art is that, typically, I’d rather watch something crazy and then be like how can I make this funny?”
Along with being a stand-up comedian, Griffin is also a Grammy Award-winning actress, reality TV star and New York Times bestselling author. She is perhaps best known for her Bravo show “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” as well as her role on the popular NBC series “Suddenly Susan.” She has appeared on several hilarious talk shows including “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The View” and she holds a Guinness World Record for having more televised comedy specials – a grand total of 20 – than any other comedian, male or female.
Check out a clip from Griffin's latest visit to “Late Night with Seth Meyers” above and click here to pick-up tickets to see her perform live on the Celebrity Run-In Tour when it comes to a city near you. Keep reading AXS for more comedy news, reviews and tour announcements.
Kathy Griffin Celebrity Run-In Tour Dates
Jan. 13 Fantasy Springs Casino – Indio, CA
Jan. 14 Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
Jan. 21 The Masonic – San Francisco, CA
Jan. 26 Newmark Theatre – Portland, OR
Jan. 27 Eccles Theatre – Salt Lake City, UT
Jan. 28 Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO (Click here for tickets)
Feb. 3 Winstar World Resort – Thackerville, OK
Feb. 4 Long Center – Austin, TX
Feb. 17 Borgata Event Center – Atlantic City, NJ
Feb. 18 North Shore Center – Skokie, IL
March 4 Desert Diamond Casino – Sahuarita, AZ
March 23 Ohio Theatre – Columbus, OH
March 24 Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
March 25 State Theatre – Cleveland, OH
April 1 Granada Theatre – Santa Barbara, CA
April 6 Strand-Capitol PAC – York, PA
April 7 The Lyric – Baltimore, ME
April 8 NYCB Theatre – Westbury, NY
April 9 The Vets – Providence, RI
April 14 IP Casino – Biloxi, MS
April 15 Gold Nugget – Lake Charles, LA
April 27 Colonial Theatre – Kenne, NH
April 28 Proctors – Schenectady, NY
April 29 Music Hall – Portsmouth, NH
April 30 Paramount Theatre – Rutland, VT