Shortly after the appearance, Griffin took to Twitter to confirm the news. "Great news - I'm heading back to Carnegie Hall in NY!"
The comedian confirmed the news over social media, writing that "tickets will be on sale next week".
Comedian Kathy Griffin, who's been more or less in the wilderness since posting a odd photo of herself holding what appeared to be the severed, bloody head of President Trump, is making a comeback, and it includes an upcoming show at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre. The first two in the tour are set for New York's Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, which Griffin joked was right in "Trump's backyard".
"I'm dipping my toes into touring again even though the Trumps and nobody wants me to work again", Griffin told Maher, then announcing that she booked two comedy shows in the US, her first in the country since the scandal. In 2007 and 2008, Griffin won Primetime Emmy Awards for her reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.
Maher that he "missed" Griffin and praised her for being a "hard worker".
Last month, Griffin hit her first red carpet since the Trump controversy, which cost the comedian her USA tour (she later embarked on a Laugh Your Head Off world tour), her high-profile gig at CNN and her friendship with Anderson Cooper. "I did 15 countries and 23 cities, and I was detained at every single airport, which is frightening", Griffin said. She is one of the funniest people in the world.
Determined not to do a "perp walk", Griffin and her attorneys negotiated to have the DOJ interrogation take place at her attorney's office.
"You took a very bad selfie", Maher said.
"I mean flying is still a problem for you, is it not?"
Asked whether she lost friends over the controversy, Griffin said, "I'm down to three gay guys and you, but I hear you're fluid". Griffin was also fired by CNN where she hosted their annual New Year's Eve broadcast alongside Anderson Cooper for a decade. "I'm kidding! Ten months I've waited to do that joke!"