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Since her stint hosting Fashion Police came to a sudden end, Kathy Griffin is returning to her stand-up roots. Her 50-city tour features all new material, so when she stops at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall and potentially declasses the joint, expect riffs on the latest celebrity scandals, from Kylie Jenner’s lips to the latest Duggar family drama. Though Griffin claimed she didn’t want to play the mean girl on E!’s show, she rarely pulls punches during her live sets; a nuanced discussion of Caitlyn Jenner’s upcoming series on the same network is unlikely. Remember: This is the lady who got Anderson Cooper to talk dirty on national television and who told Jesus to “suck it” when she won an Emmy. If political correctness threatens to kill comedy, Griffin is the one to bring it back from the dead. Kathy Griffin performs at 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $49–$99. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org.