Love her or hate her, Kathy Griffin is easily one of busiest female comics working today. Want proof? How about the record-breaking 16 stand-up specials she’s recorded over the course of her career? Or her recent ubiquitous presence on the Bravo small screen? But Griffin’s relationship with the reality-loving cable station goes way back. Before her flopped talk show Kathy, there was My Life on the D-List, and the Emmy Award-nominated juggernaut that, for all intents and purposes, put Griffin’s once waning star back on the map.
This Saturday, February 1, the comedian and TV star shows up somewhere else, too: Santa Barbara’s own Granada Theatre, where she’ll perform her current — and constantly evolving — stand-up routine. If you’ve caught her live, or tuned in, you already know the shtick. Griffin’s calling card is whip-fast, no-holds-barred commentary on everything from her dating life to the latest Kardashian kerfuffles. Think of it like a hilarious, off-the-cuff, live reading of Entertainment Weekly — one in which the reader is more than likely to pick on her audience. In short, if pop culture is your drug of choice, this is a night of laughs you’re not going to want to miss.
Kathy Griffin takes to the stage at the Granada (1214 State St.) on Saturday, February 1, at 8 p.m. Call (805) 899-2222 or visit granadasb.org.