Kathy Griffin

It wasn’t until the success of her Emmy Award-winning Bravo TV reality show My Life on the D-List propelled her from that lowly status to the top of the VIP list that Kathy Griffin became comedy royalty.

Captivated by her hyper-enthusiastic love of show business and those who make it look ridiculous, Griffin’s followers include what she lovingly calls “her gays.” The perennial, pants-dropping foil to CNN darling and gay co-host Anderson Cooper, Griffin has become a fixture on the annual New Year’s Eve in Times Square broadcast, with her antics being more over-the-top each year.

“If you think this is the part where I’m going to apologize for trying to go down on Anderson Cooper, you are sorely mistaken,” Griffin told Dave Letterman shortly after last year’s particularly heady holiday NYE appearance found her dropping to her knees in front of a mortified Cooper. “I tried, ladies and gays. I tried for you.” What a trooper.

8 p.m. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713‑315-2525 or visit thehobbycenter.org. $39.50 to $69.50.
Sat., Nov. 23, 8 p.m., 2013

 
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