Going South Fast

Kathy Griffin might be our favorite person. Between her celebrity trash talking, being BFFs with Anderson Cooper, and her readiness to skewer her own life by poking fun at her abundance of butt sweat, badass wino mom Maggie "Tip It!" Griffin, and romantic woes we're pretty sure that we could hang tight with the woman who is most definitely the heiress to the Joan Rivers Queen of Mean throne.

All those reasons with the added incentive of fresh A-lister gossip and impressions make driving down to Sahuarita -- yes, you'll pass Tucson on the 10 -- to see her Saturday, September 28, 100 percent worth it. Griffin will perform her latest material (lordy, we're hoping for some Kimye baby jokes) at Desert Diamond Casino, 1100 West Pima Mine Road. Based on recent set reviews, expect a solid bit of bitchy over Miley Cyrus and her ongoing twerkathon. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8. Tickets are $35 to $55 via

Sat., Sept. 28, 8 p.m., 2013
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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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