Kathy Griffin was Bill Maher’s first guest last night on Real Time and she made a surprise announcement,
“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.”
Griffin watched her career disappear after she posted a photo of herself last May holding a bloody severed dummy head with a Trump mask. Talk about REAL TIME? She said TMZ,
“reported my show cancellations in real time.“
She 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 she was under investigation by the Department of Justice for two months, is 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. 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.
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 came back with,
“I’d do Mike Pence.
I’m kidding! Ten months I’ve waited to do that joke! Ten months!”
Great news – I’m heading back to Carnegie Hall in New York! Tickets will be on sale next week. If you want the first crack at the best tickets, join my email list and you’ll get a head start!
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 10, 2018
(Photo, scene grab; via Deadline)