KATHY GRIFFIN at the Adrienne Arsht Center

Now celebrating its Fifth Anniversary Season, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in partnership with AEG proudly presents a very special addition to the 2010-2011 COMEDY PLANET SERIES!  On March 28, 2010 at 8 p.m. KATHY GRIFFIN will present a racy, raucous, rambunctious evening of stand-up comedy in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.

Tickets range from $49 to $79 and are available to Adrienne Arsht Center members now.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on December 10, and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

“Kathy Griffin has her own special brand of comedy that is sharp and witty, candid and side-splittingly funny,” said M. John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center. “Her humor speaks to audiences across race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation, and is simply the perfect addition to our 2010-2011 Comedy Planet series, reflecting and celebrating the great diversity of the Magic City.”

KATHY GRIFFIN may be known as the quintessential D-list diva, but not afraid to dish on everyone from Lindsay Lohan to Cher.  She has shopped for bikinis with Paris Hilton, screamed and cheered alongside the “Clay-mates,” and allegedly had a serious romantic relationship with Levi Johnston.  You won’t, however, catch her riffing on the Jews, the lesbians, or Barbara Walters – this divine diva knows her limits!  KATHY GRIFFIN is a multi-faceted performer whose rapid-fire wit has garnered her multiple Emmy Awards and two Grammy Award nominations for Best Comedy Album.

A Chicago native, GRIFFIN rose to fame during her four-year stint on the NBC sitcom “Suddenly Susan,” playing Brooke Shields’ acerbic colleague.  After relocating to Los Angeles, she began building her professional resume with guest starring roles on “ER” and “Seinfeld,” eventually gaining critical acclaim as a stand-up comedian and landing her own HBO Special.  Griffin’s television career quickly expanded to include appearances on late night talk shows, starring “roles” on reality TV shows, and multiple red carpet hosting appearances – some more well-received than others.  In 2005, GRIFFIN’s reality show “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-list” debuted on Bravo to rave reviews.  Now in its sixth season, “D-list” has won multiple Emmy Awards and skyrocketed GRIFFIN to widespread recognition, capitalizing on her candid observations and hilarious brand of humor.

Additional performances in the COMEDY PLANET SERIES include WHOOPI GOLDBERG, the undisputed queen of entertainment, on January 15, 2011; WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME! NPR’s side-splittingly funny weekly celebrity quiz show, performed live on stage February 3 & 4, 2011; and CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY, the show where superstar memoirs come to vivid life with surprise special guest stars, May 5-15, 2011.

Adrienne Arsht Center and AEG present


Multiple Emmy Awards and TV specials weren’t enough! Catch D-List Diva Kathy Griffin live in her true element. She has more stories, more dish, more of what she shouldn’t say but you know you can’t wait to hear!

March 28, 2011 at 8 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Adrienne Arsht Center

1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132

Tickets: $49-$79

For reservations, visit www.arshtcenter.org or call the box office at (305) 949-6722.

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