Kathy Griffin embarks on comeback tour 9 months after Trump photo


"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".

Griffin announced on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher on Friday night that she had just booked upcoming shows at New York's Carnegie Hall and at Washington's Kennedy Center - "Trump's backyard", she called it.

Comedian Kathy Griffin said she is dipping her toes into touring for the first time since she faced intense backlash for posting a photo with a fake decapitated head resembling President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE previous year.

Initially, Griffin apologised for the photo that appeared last May, taken by photographer Tyler Shields.

Soon after her appearance, Griffin tweeted to confirm the news.

"TMZ was reporting my show cancellations in real time". 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 airport on her 23-city overseas tour.

In a video titled "Kathy Griffin's State of the Union", she explained, "I'm getting a lot of online hate from trolls who think I've lost my mind". She's said she was also stopped at airports over the photo.

"Donald Trump Jr. goes on "Good Morning America" and goes, "We don't just want to ruin Kathy Griffin's career, we want to decimate her"..."

Referring to the desire of some Trump supporters to "decimate" her, she raised her arms defiantly and exclaimed, "I'm not decimated!"

The comic was also scheduled last Thursday for a Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance, but canceled due to what her rep described as "a scheduling conflict".

"I'd do Mike Pence", Griffin shot back, the shock of the joke drawing those surprised "ooohs" from the audience and then whoops for its audacity. "After you were courageous enough to speak out I'm happy to offer you a job as my stylist to dress me this week for Jimmy Kimmel and Real Time & I'll PAY you".

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News.