Kathy Griffin says she is embarking on comeback tour after Trump photo

Danny Woods
March 12, 2018

Griffin announced her first USA shows since the gruesome photo, which showed her holding a bloody mask of President Donald Trump's head, was released in May 2017.

The comedian said during a press conference past year that Trump bullied her over the photo, and accused the first family of "personally trying to ruin [her] life forever".

Her first shows are scheduled for New York City's Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy City in Washington, D.C.

Shortly after the appearance, Griffin took to Twitter to confirm the news.

"I really want to thank you for being one of the first and only people to publicly support me and say what happened was bulls-", Griffin told Maher on Friday's episode of "Real Time".

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Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself.

Griffin, who said it was "a small, victorious announcement", didn't divulge the dates for her upcoming shows. I mean, my God, there are celebrities that [expletive] kill people, ' Griffin told the magazine. "TMZ was reporting my show cancellations in real time", she said of her standup tour.

"I did an overseas tour, and I was detained at every single airport", she told Maher. She then clarified, "I'm kidding, I'm kidding. They're normally doing "Stomp" or 'Mama Mia, '" not dealing with what she says were multiple death threats against her.

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".

After the photo was posted in May 2017, Griffin was investigated by the Secret Service and fired from her annual gig co-hosting CNN's New Year's Eve broadcast alongside Anderson Cooper. "There's like whispering, and they put me in a detention room and you don't know how long it's going to take".

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