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Kathy Griffin Books First US Shows Since Trump Controversy

Kathy Griffin Books First US Shows Since Trump Controversy

In what's been nearly a year since her controversial photo with a bloodied Donald Trump mask went viral, Kathy Griffin has retreated from the national spotlight, save a contrite interview or two.

"I'm dipping my toes into touring again even though the Trumps and nobody wants me to work again", she told Maher.

Griffin was ostracized after posting the freakish video, including being fired by CNN as cohost of the network's New Year's Eve broadcast with Anderson Cooper. "I just booked today, I'm going to do a show at Carnegie Hall in NY and I'm also going to go right to Trump's back yard and do a show at the Kennedy Center".

Finding a suitable job became a very hard job in the US, Griffin reflected.She was even detained at every single airport.

Though excited to perform her first shows, Griffin acknowledged the journey has been hard, failing to receive much support from the public.

On Friday, the comedian confirmed that the first gig is set for Carnegie Hall in NY and another one at the Kennedy Center, to which the which Griffin joked was her journey to "Trump's backyard".

Kathy Griffin Books First US Shows Since Trump Controversy
Kathy Griffin Books First US Shows Since Trump Controversy

"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".

"This is really scary when you're at the Singapore airport", she said, adding that her devices were confiscated even at LAX and London Heathrow.

"So for you to have it all taken away, it just really pissed me off more than anything because look, you took a really bad selfie", Maher told Griffin. They put me in a detention room... "When you're in that moment, you're at the mercy of the one or two people in that room". Maher continued. "You were on the D-list".

Though expressing that she would reconsider taking the photograph if she could turn back time, Griffin jabbed that she would now pose with a decapitated Mike Pence instead. "Now you're on the no-fly list!"

She was booked on this week's episode of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher", and talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel has promised to have Griffin on, saying "she didn't hurt anyone".

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