LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Acerbic comedian Kathy Griffin announced that she’s officially making her comeback with a new North American tour after she found herself in legal hot water a year ago when she was photographed holding a mask made up to look like the severed head of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Griffin appeared on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” on Friday night to discuss her comeback and tour plans, as well as the legal challenges following the photograph controversy.
“I’m dipping my toes into touring again even though the Trumps and nobody wants me to work again,” she told Maher during the appearance. “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 backyard and do a show at the Kennedy Center.”
Griffin, who is no stranger to controversy, Griffin posted a video of herself holding “a mask styled to look like the severed, bloody head” of U.S. President Donald Trump, to her social media accounts last May. The image went viral, prompting death threats from Trump supporters and, according to Griffin, a federal investigation over her alleged threats to the president and says she has been added to the ‘no-fly’ list and Interpol watch lists.
The photo also cost her quite a bit professionally. She was fired from her role at CNN, including her gig as a New Year’s Eve co-host with anchor Anderson Cooper. As well, her comedy tour at the time was also canceled as venue management responded to the backlash against the photo.
While she mentioned the Kennedy Center in her interview, there is currently no date on her itinerary for the venue, nor does she appear on the Kennedy Center’s calendar at the time of publication.
May 25th – Massey Hall – Toronto, Canada
May 26th – Centre in the Square – Ontario
May 31st – Southern Alberta – Jubilee Auditorium – Calgary,
Jun 2nd – Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver,
Jun 14th – The Masonic – San Francisco, CA
Jun 16th – Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
Jun 21st – Boch Center/Shubert Theatre – Boston, MA
Jun 26 – Carnegie Hall – NYC, NY