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Kathy Griffin

Published on Jul 15, 2014 by Broward Center for the Performing Arts

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Two-time Emmy winner, Grammy-winner, NY Times bestselling author, Guinness Book of World Record holder, 2009’s GLAAD Vanguard recipient, 2011 Trevor Project Life Award honoree, and IAVA’s 2013 Leadership in Entertainment Honoree, Kathy Griffin is a multi-faceted performer with rapid fire wit. Whether she’s tearing up stars on the red carpet, making Anderson Cooper blush on CNNs New Year’s Eve, or keeping her fans doubled over with laughter in her stand-up specials and late-night talk show appearances, the always entertaining Kathy Griffin has been making audiences around the world laugh for years.

In August 2005, Kathy’s reality show, “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” debuted on Bravo to rave reviews and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program and the second season of “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” won Kathy her first Emmy in that same category. The third season premiered in 2007 and again won Kathy an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program. The fourth and fifth season were nominated again for Outstanding Reality Program. The sixth and final season of “D-List” aired on Bravo during the summer of 2010.

In 2013, Kathy made history with her 6th consecutive Grammy nomination and first win for Best Comedy Album “Kathy Griffin: Calm Down Gurrl”, joining Whoopi Goldberg (1986) and Lily Tomlin (1972) as the only other female comedians to ever win Grammy awards for Best Comedy Album.

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