Kathy Griffin Books First US Shows Since Controversial Donald Trump Photo

Almost a year after she suffered a huge career backlash in the wake of the notorious "severed head" photos of Donald Trump, comedian Kathy Griffin has announced her comeback with her first American tour dates since that incident. "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".

"I'm dipping my toes into touring again", Griffin said, adding that the Republican president and his supporters would prefer she never worked again.

Kathy Griffin will just not go away.

Kathy Griffin will appear in upcoming shows in NY and Washington, she has announced.

Griffin joked during the interview that the Washington show was in Trump's backyard.

Kathy Griffin is wading back into the world of comedy nearly one year after a Donald Trump photo scandal derailed her career.

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

Earlier, Griffin thanked Maher for his support during the uproar over the photo, which depicted her holding the severed head of Donald Trump. "I'm not decimated" Griffin told Maher to much applause as she waved two middle fingers in the air. Griffin was also fired by CNN where she hosted their annual New Year's Eve broadcast alongside Anderson Cooper for a decade.

The 57-year-old comedian has booked her first shows in the United States since her tour was canceled last year following her Donald Trump scandal. She also saw her 50-city comedy tour collapse as theaters backed out. "I was detained at every single airport", Griffin admitted to Maher. "They're normally doing "Stomp" or 'Mama Mia, '" not dealing with what she says were multiple death threats against her.

"There were times when they took my devices".

Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself.

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".

Vanessa Coleman