Bill and Hillary Clinton to embark on star-studded speaking tour
Bill and Hillary Clinton will be joined by a slew of big names on their forthcoming speaking tour — including Ben Stiller, Jordan Klepper, and “Scandal’s” Tony Goldwyn.
The former commander in chief and the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee announced details of some of their planned tour stops alongside their high-profile “friends” in a Wednesday tweet.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) April 3, 2019
The Clintons will be joined by comedian Klepper — former host of Comedy Central’s “The Opposition” — for the April 27 tour date in Washington.
The event with the political pair is scheduled for the same night as the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner — considered the biggest social event of the season in the nation’s capital.
The Detroit appearance next Friday at the Fox Theatre will be with “Meet the Fockers” star Stiller, who currently plays President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, on “Saturday Night Live.”
On April 30, the Clintons will be joined by Goldwyn — who played fictional President Fitzgerald Grant on “Scandal” — in Boston. Goldwyn was a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 White House race.
The Clintons announced last October that they were hitting the road this year on a 13-city tour.
The tour’s organizers said the couple would “provide a unique perspective on the past, and remarkable insight into where we go from here.” They’ll also share “stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service,” a statement said.
The appearances by the 72-year-old ex-president and the former secretary of State, 71, come on the heels of former first lady Michelle Obama’s popular international book tour. More dates had to be added to Obama’s “Becoming” tour, her event promoter said last year, “due to overwhelming demand.”