Whether she is mocking celebrities -- and she does a damned good job ... anyone seen her new Kate Gosselin impression? -- or doing pure stand-up comedy, actress/comedian Kathy Griffin is bound to get some heated reactions in addition to the laughs. This year, the fiery redhead released both her second comedy album, Suckin' It for the Holidays, and a book, titled Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin -- oh, and you'd better bet she has a lot to talk about. It's a little hard to believe that she will be visiting Charlotte. But, 'tis true. On Oct. 17 she'll perform at Ovens Auditorium. To purchase tickets for her show at Ovens Auditorium, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000. $50-$55. 8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-372-3600. www.ovensauditorium.com.