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Comedian Kathy Griffin performing stand-up at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 19

Comedian Kathy Griffin performing stand-up at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 19
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From a press release:

Two-time Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin is a towering figure on television, on tour, and in publishing. She breaks through the entertainment clutter with her universally recognized brand of pull-no-punches comedy.

Touring coast to coast over the last year, she’ll stop at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m.

Tickets, which are $59.50-$79.50, are on sale now and can be purchased at, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem),, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

In 2014, she made history with her sixth consecutive Grammy nomination and first win for “Best Comedy Album” (“Kathy Griffin: Calm Down Gurrl”), joining Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin as the only other female comedians to ever win Grammy awards for “Best Comedy Album.”

In 2013, Griffin was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for writing and starring in an unprecedented 20 televised stand-up specials – more than any comedian in history. Buoyed by her dedicated and engaged fans, her live stand-up performances are legendary and in a class of their own. Hundreds of thousands of people flock to see her perform sold out shows everywhere, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House.

Griffin draws a huge audience to CNN’s New Year’s Eve special, which she has co-hosted with Anderson Cooper since 2007, beating Fox News in the coveted ratings demographic. She is one of television’s go-to hosts for premier live events. After co-hosting the Billboard Music Awards live three years in a row, she hosted the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards live and AARP’s Movies for Grownups Gala.

Griffin’s sure-fire hosting success led to her own live late night talk show, “Kathy,” where the biggest celebrities went to have the most fun. Her boisterous and revealing memoir, “Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin,” debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. She won two Primetime Emmy Awards for her hit reality series “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” which aired for six years on Bravo. It was nominated every single year of its run. The show also won the GLAAD Media Award for Best Reality Program and was nominated six consecutive times by the Producers Guild of America.

Griffin was a cast member on NBC’s “Suddenly Susan” and guest starred on “Seinfeld” and “Law & Order: SVU.” She lent her unique voice to animated characters in “Shrek Forever After” and the award-winning television shows “The Simpsons,” “American Dad,” and “Dilbert.”

Her other awards and honors include the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America’s Leadership in Entertainment honor, GLAAD’s Vanguard Award, The Trevor Life Award from the Trevor Project, and a Gracie Award for “Outstanding Female Lead.”