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Kathy Griffin takes stage at the Benedum

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Kathy Griffin is set to perform at the Benedum Center Mar. 26 as part of her Celebrity Run-Ins Tour to promote her new book of the same name.

Kathy Griffin has made a career for herself by spilling all the dirt on celebrities in her stand-up acts. In her new memoir, “Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins,” which was published on Nov. 22, the comedian star does not hold anything back anymore on A-list stars like Ashton Kutcher, Kal Penn and Taylor Swift.

The stand-up comic gained major fame from her reality show on Bravo, “My Life on the D-List,” during which she turned her real-life experiences with A-List stars into comedy.

Griffin will take the stage in a two-hour set by herself and tell stories ranging from her book and stories that did not make it in the book.

Griffin will also include more recent stories.

“I think she is amazing; she is one of the first comedians I ever watched do stand-up,” senior English major Enrico Caparelli said.

“I have read most of her books before, and this one is by far my favorite; I can’t wait to see her!”

“Celebrity Run-ins Tour” displays as an index to Griffin’s personal life. Griffin opens up in the book about why she decided that it was time to write a book about her encounters.

The inspiration for the book came after Griffin was staying in Trump Tower in her hotel room. Griffin and her boyfriend were watching “Straight Outta Compton.”

“It’s a little weird watching this movie,” Griffin told her boyfriend. “You know, I actually know or have worked with four of the people portrayed in this movie.”

After Griffin released the book, it instantly went to the top of the charts and became another top-selling book for the comedian. Since the book has been released, Griffin has started her 50-city tour. The tour will stretch from coast to coast.

“We might both be put away and locked in prison,” Griffin said as she joked around about President Trump and his relationship with journalists.

“I am really excited to be coming to Pittsburgh,” Griffin said. “I have some stories about the Cheeto [Trump] and Liza Minnelli.”

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