Kathy Griffin's North American comeback tour to start in Canada
The comedian will launch her tour with 4 Canadian dates following Trump photo backlash
Beleaguered comedian Kathy Griffin is launching her North American comeback on the stages of Canada.
The insult comic and celebrity gossip hound — who became embroiled in controversy after posing in a photo holding a fake severed head that shared a likeness with U.S. President Donald Trump — has picked Toronto to open her Laugh Your Head Off North American tour on May 25.
Griffin will perform in San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and New York's Carnegie Hall in June, with further dates to be announced later.
In a release for the tour, Griffin promised to tell "the whole story" about the Trump photo, including her "interrogation by the feds," and her thoughts on her neighbours Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Unable to tour in the United States, Griffin went overseas to perform a number of dates in various places, including London, Stockholm, Singapore and Australia.
Initially, Griffin apologized for the photo that appeared last May, taken by photographer Tyler Shields.
But she later said she was no longer sorry, because the reaction had gotten so out of hand.