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Kathy Griffin announces 80-city tour

Kathy Griffin will be performing stand-up comedy shows in 80 cities as part of her forthcoming #LIKEABOSS tour.

The 54-year-old comedienne is returning to her stand-up comedy roots through her forthcoming #LIKEABOSS tour.

And Kathy is elated to be cracking jokes in front of a live audience again.

In a statement released to Access Hollywood Kathy claimed she suffers from “a self-diagnosed, standup comedy disorder”. And the hilarious star also noted she feels compelled to address some of the most gripping recent news headlines in her fresh #LIKEABOSS routine.

“[I] must share my thoughts on Caitlyn (Jenner), Barbra Streisand and those adorable Duggars,” the press release reads.

Kathy’s #LIKEABOSS tour begins on June 20 in Washington, D.C., at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The 54-year-old entertainer is quite a stand-up veteran, as she has hosted over 23 comedy specials on television. Kathy’s work has earned her several illustrious awards. She took home Emmy Award trophies in the Outstanding Reality Program category two years in a row in 2007 and 2008 for her TV show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. Kathy was also awarded with a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in 2014 for her sixth live album Calm Down Gurrl.

Kathy took over E! talk show Fashion Police earlier this year after longtime hostess and comedic legend Joan Rivers passed away last September. But in March Kathy left after seven episodes, claiming she exited the programme because she did not "want to use [her] comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference”.

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