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From D-List to Downtown Reno, Kathy Griffin at Silver Legacy

Kathy GriffinOne of the most famous female stand up comedienne’s of all time is bringing her red hot wit and knack for bashing Hollywood to Silver Legacy Resort Casino.  See Kathy Griffin explode into the Grande Exposition Hall on her latest comedy tour on Friday, January 28 at 8 p.m.

An Emmy Award winning Chicago native, Kathy Griffin is best known for television roles on NBC’s sitcom “Suddenly Susan” and Bravo’s reality hit “My Life on the D-List,” where her constant wit and sarcasm shine.  While these shows may be her most famous, Griffin has a long list of comedic credentials that keeps on growing.

It all started in the 1980’s when Griffin moved west to Los Angeles.  She joined the famed Los Angeles Groundlings comedy improvisational troupe, where soon-to-be Saturday Night Live star Phil Hartman also performed.   Soon after Griffin began building her resume with guest starring roles on shows like “ER” and “Seinfeld,” where she created recurring character Sally Weaver.

After various TV guest spots, Griffin began gaining notice as a stand-up comedienne and landed her own HBOhalf hour comedy special, then an hour-long special titled “A Hot Cup of Talk” in 1998.  Griffin has also supplied voices for characters on the animated series “Dilbert” and “The Simpsons” and also appeared in rapper Eminem’s music video for the song “The Real Slim Shady,” which was co-directed by Dr. Dre.

Griffin has also played host at The Billboard Music Awards and Bravo’s “A-List Awards” and has performed several successful stand-up specials for the cable network.  It was with Bravo that Griffin won back to back Emmy Awards for “My Life on the D-List” in 2007 and 2008.  She has also been nominated for three “Best Comedy Album” Grammy Awards—in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

See this Grammy-nominated comedienne up close and personal at Silver Legacy on Friday, January 28 at 8 p.m. inside the Grande Exposition Hall!  Tickets are available now for $55 with premium seating for $65 and $80.  To reserve seats call 1-800-MUST-SEE (678-8733) or 775-325-7401 or visit www.silverlegacy.com and www.ticketmaster.com.  iPhone, iPad and Android users, download the free Silver Legacy App to get tickets.

-Diana Rogers