Mayo PAC to host LGBT event before Kathy Griffin’s live performance

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KATHY -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Kathy Griffin -- (Photo by: Mike Ruiz/Bravo)

Kathy Griffin blue dress 2012 Courtesy BRAVOMayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown will be hosting a very special first-time LGBT outreach event in conjunction with the Kathy Griffin Live concert performance on Saturday, April 23. LGBT community members and friends are invited to a pre-show cocktail hour before the 9:30 pm show. 

MAYO PAC Kathy Griffin banner adTickets range from $69 to $119 including admission to the party. To purchase, use promo code 16KATHY when ordering.

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.

This year, Grifffin 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 Kathy 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, Kathy’s live standup 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.

Kathy 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, this year Kathy hosted the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards Live and AARP’s Movies for Grownups Gala.

Griffin’s success led to her own late-night talk show, Kathy. It was where the 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.

Griffin 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. The show also won the GLAAD Media Award for Best Reality Program and was nominated six consecutive times by the Producers Guild of America.

Kathy 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.

Griffin’s 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.

Mayo Performing Arts Center presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. Mayo PAC is located at 100 South St., Morristown, NJ 07960. To purchase tickets call the box office at 973.539.8008 or purchase online at: www.mayoarts.org.