Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who received hush money to hide an alleged affair with President Donald Trump, is scheduled to perform at the Spokane Comedy Club on Feb. 17 – Presidents Day.
“Spokane! Are you ready to get weird?” Daniels wrote on Twitter late Monday.
On Facebook, the comedy club described her planned performance as a “one night stand (up) and story telling show.”
The venue, at 315 W. Sprague Ave., is advertising tickets for $25 and a limited number of $50 VIP tickets, which include front-row seats and a meet-and-greet with Daniels.
Attendees must be 21 or older, and tickets will be more expensive at the door. The comedy club says each attendee must purchase at least two menu items in the showroom. Those include snacks and beverages, alcoholic and nonalcoholic.
During the 2016 election, Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, paid Daniels $130,000 to stop her from going public about a 2006 affair she says she had with Trump.
Cohen also arranged for the publisher of the National Enquirer to pay former Playboy model Karen McDougal $150,000 for exclusive rights to her story about an affair with the presidential candidate. The company paid for but never published that story, a practice known in the tabloid industry as “catch and kill.”
Federal prosecutors in New York argued the hush payments were intended to influence the election and treated them as illegal campaign contributions. Cohen admitted to breaking campaign finance law in a plea deal in December 2018.
Separately, as part of the special counsel investigation into Russian campaign interference, Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about the Trump Organization’s efforts to build a skyscraper in Moscow. He is now in federal prison.
Capitalizing on the national spotlight, Daniels published a memoir titled “Full Disclosure” and last year began her foray into stand-up comedy. She’s announced upcoming sets in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New Orleans, and says Houston, Dallas and New York City appearances are in the works.
Another book detailing the alleged affairs and hush payments hit store shelves on Tuesday. Written by two of the investigative reporters who broke the Daniels story for the Wall Street Journal, the book is titled “The Fixers: The Bottom-Feeders, Crooked Lawyers, Gossipmongers, and Porn Stars Who Created the 45th President.”
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