Kathy Griffin to give Edmonton a piece of her mind Oct. 12

“I saw Tommy Lee at an awards show, and I got crabs just from looking at him!”

“I may have said in an interview in People magazine that I thought Renee Zellweger was so thin that she looked like the lost Olsen triplet. And I may have said that she hasn’t eaten since Chicago … You know what I said in my DVD? I said she looked like a sweaty, puffy, coke whore.”

“I can say whatever I want. So do not bring the kids. It’s definitely rated R.”

You’ve been warned.

Kathy Griffin is expected to speak her mind when she performs at the Jubilee Auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 12. All great comedians are expected to speak their minds, to be brave enough to utter the harsh truths that most of us hardly dare even think about. That’s why we love them so. Society NEEDS great comedians just as ancient Greece needed its philosophers. Tough crowds either way.

As the latest trash-talking redhead to grace the comedy stage in a long legacy that stretches even past Lucille Ball, Griffin is a master – mistress – of skewering celebrity, including her own so-called D-list celebrity in the process. She is therefore bulletproof.

Her honesty can be brutal at times, but it must’ve struck a chord, considering the Emmys and best-selling books. And all from candour like this: “Here’s the deal – my boobs are real, and sometimes they bounce off my knees, and sometimes we play hacky-sack.”

Tickets to the show are $49.50, $69.50 or $95.50 and on sale Friday, June 3 at Ticketmaster.