Kathy Griffin Announces Comeback Gigs at Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center

Kathy Griffin Announces Comeback Gigs at Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center

Last month, Griffin hit her first red carpet since the Trump controversy, which cost the comedian her USA tour (she later embarked on a "Laugh Your Head Off" world tour), her high-profile gig at CNN and her friendship with Anderson Cooper.

The comedian announced the performances during a top-of-the-show appearance on "Real Time With Bill Maher", telling Maher: "I just booked a show at Carnegie Hall in NY, and I'm also gonna go right to Trump's backyard and do a show at the Kennedy Center".

Comedian Kathy Griffin, right, speaks along with her attorney Lisa Bloom during a news conference, June 2, 2017, in Los Angeles, to discuss the backlash since Griffin released a photo and video of her displaying a likeness of President Donald Trump's severed head.

Griffin initially apologized for the photo, but she said in August, "I am no longer sorry, the whole outrage was B.S., the whole thing got so blown out of proportion". "And I understand that". "Everyone makes mistakes. Kathy Griffin should not go away".

"I'm dipping my toes into touring again", Griffin said, adding that the Republican president and his supporters would prefer she never worked again.

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Theaters canceled her previously booked shows, Squatty Potty dropped her from its ad campaign, and CNN cut ties with Griffin, who had cohosted the network's New Year's Eve telecast with Anderson Cooper. "It was bulls-", Maher agreed.

Griffin thanked Maher for being one of the only celebrities who publicly supported her during the ordeal.

"It truly is a historic situation", she said.

"We need comedians", Maher said, "to sometimes go over the line so we know where the lines are". "I'm finding that people are wanting that kind of comedy..."

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