Kathy Griffin will perform at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Aug. 10, event promoters announced Wednesday.
Griffin's show is the headlining and kick-off event for the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. VIP passes for festival, which include premium seating for Griffin's show, go on sale Friday through the Carolina Theatre box office.
The festival runs from Aug. 10 - 19 at various locations in Durham.
Griffin has been an avid supporter of the gay and lesbian community, winning the Vanguard Award at the 2009 GLADD Media Awards and championing for gay marriage.