Kathy Griffin is an intensely busy comedian with dabbling in stand up, hosting, politics, acting, voice over work, and many other different things. Through all of this, she is a surprising cultural titan, taking a broad and external at the entertainment industry while also being an odd part of it.
This duality is impressionable and plays out in her stage shows each night. She has noticed many entertainment shows, and she considers herself a D list celebrity. This leaves her in a perfect place to confront pop culture and entertainment in a direct way without having to face major repercussions, and her fans love the honesty.
Kathy Griffin is a fashion aficionado. Her topics tend to revolve around entertainment, including celebrity culture, film, and the craziness of the media. She has no problem digging deep outside pop culture though, as we can see in her bits on religion and sexuality. Her view is extremely liberal and it tends to press the buttons of conservative leaders. But part of Griffin’s appeal lies in her ability to pervert pop culture while being a part of the great cog of it all.
Is there plan for a physical release of this 2014 tour?
Kathy Griffin releases almost all of her specials for fans. These tend to get major recognition at the Grammys with her last six releases all garnering a Grammy nomination.
Her latest Grammy recognition came with Calm Down Gurrl which covered everything from Justin Beiber to why people love dogs so much. She also released Record Breaker in 2013. This is appropriately titled, of course as Kathy Griffin is the first female comedian to debut at the top of the Billboard comedy charts.
At this time, there are only tentative plans to release a new album or DVD special based on this recent tour.
How long is a Kathy Griffin show?
Kathy Griffin goes on for about 90 minutes in all, which is a bit longer than the average stand up set length.
What should I expect from Kathy Griffin’s show?
Some comedians do a very strict stand up special, but Griffin likes to combine a nice little video montage to open up the show. Her recent show includes video clips of her being banned from appearing on various shows, which is placed against her hanging out with some of the most powerful stars in Hollywood. But this has always been part of her great charm. In some ways, her vindictive rebel attitude demands attention from powerful influencers. She has the real rebel yell.
Who is Kathy Griffin’s publicist and press contact?
Kathy Griffin works with her publicist, Tom Vise. Vise is not the easiest person to reach with no direct and public contact information.
Fortunately, Griffin provides a contact form on her official website where inquiries are divided by general, touring, press, and website.
What else is Kathy Griffin up to, and does it come out on her tour?
Kathy Griffin currently has a guest spot on the half-hour comedy show, Kirstie, starring Kirstie Alley. She has been out of major film for a few years now with her last major stint in 2011’s Hall Pass. She seems to have placed a renewed focus on her stand up comedy after the cancellation of her talk show, Kathy, in 2013.
She released three stand up specials in 2013, with another one expected based on the material from this current tour.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Kathy Griffin’s tour?
There are a few ways to find presale tickets in 2014. First up is the most conventional method through the American Express platform. Buyers need an American Express card and platform account, and a TicketMaster account for purchase. Only a select few shows are available through American Express for this current tour.
The official Kathy Griffin fan club offers presales, but they are designated on a first come first serve basis. Fan club members get a presale alert by email after signing up for her newsletter.
The last major method is with Presale Passwords Info. This independent resource collects presales, both private and public, and offers them in one single place. Buyers need an account with Presale Passwords Info to make the purchase.
“For all her resolute outrageousness, Griffin is a very hard-working entertainer, as multiplatform and multitasking as Ryan Seacrest, a frequent Griffin target. She is also a team player, a team Bravo player. No doubt she is just as addicted to the “Real Housewives” franchise as she claims, and just as nauseated by the Kardashian family (whose show airs on E! which is owned, as Bravo is, by NBCUniversal) but even so, her constant references to the shows, in her various comedy specials and here, clearly crosses the line from cultural reference into shilling.” – Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times
“The red-haired, self-described “D-list” comedian performed at the Civic Center on Sunday night, and her show was a non-stop tirade against the rich and famous.
After a video montage that included childhood photos, video clips of her getting banned from talk shows and mingling with some of Hollywood’s most powerful, she leapt on stage in jeans, a sparkly T-shirt with her name emblazoned across the front, middle fingers in the air.” – Danielle Hatch of PJ Star
“Kathy Griffin’s latest stand-up comedy show in Columbus was her usual laugh-fest of celebrity name-dropping gossip, a riot of outrageous jokes and things that can’t be repeated in polite company. Yet what made last night’s show in the Ohio Theatre memorable was her home-grown humor.” – Gary Budzak of the Columbus Dispatch
Kathy Griffin Seaman 1st Class 2012
Started January 6, 2012 in Grand Prairie, Texas | Ended August 10, 2012 in Durham, North Carolina
Kathy Griffin Balls of Steel 2009
Started February 21, 2009 in New York City, New York | Ended October 9, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois
Kathy Griffin Everybody Can Suck It 2007
Started February 14, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts | Ended July 28, 2007 in Tulsa, Oklahoma