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Kathy Griffin takes stage at California Center for the Arts, Escondido

ESCONDIDO — One of comedy’s most accomplished performers is taking the stage Saturday at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

Two-time Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin will no doubt delivers her rapid-fire wit, outrageous musings on popular culture and hilarious celebrity anecdotes in the concert hall.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

With her ability to break through the entertainment clutter with her universally recognized brand of pull-no-punches comedy, this show expects to be one of a kind.

Griffin is a prominent figure on television, on tour and in publishing. She’s perhaps best known for her role as the best friend to Brooke Shields on NBC’s “Suddenly Susan” as well as her own hugely popular reality TV show, “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.”

Buoyed by her dedicated fans, Griffin’s live stand-up performances are legendary and in a class of their own. She has performed at sold out shows everywhere from New York City’s Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House.

In 2013, Kathy Griffin was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for writing and starring in an unprecedented 20 televised stand-up-specials — more than any comedian in history. She’s co-hosted the CNN New Year’s Eve special with Anderson Cooper since 2007.

Additionally, she is one of televisions go-to-hosts for premier live events and has hosted The Billboard Music Awards, the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards and AARP’s Movies for Grownups Gala. In 2014, Griffin made history with her sixth consecutive Grammy nomination and first win for “Best Comedy Album” (Kathy Griffin: Calm Down Gurrl), joining Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin as the only other female comedians to ever win a Grammy for “Best Comedy Album.”

Aside from stand-up comedy shows, hosting at events and television features, Kathy Griffin’s boisterous and revealing memoir, “Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin,” debuted at No. 1 on the coveted New York Times Bestseller List. She’s also won various additional awards and honors, including The Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of American’s Leadership in Entertainment honor, GLAAD’s Vanguard Award, The Trevor Life Award from the Trevor Project, and a Gracie Award for “Outstanding Female Lead.”

The concert hall has a capacity of 1,523 seats, while the center boasts a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities.

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The ticket office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. For more about performance dates, times and ticket information, visit

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