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Madigan takes honest approach to material

By HENRY ARRAMBIDE
South Bend Tribune

Kathleen Madigan’s honest approach has placed her somewhere on top of the world.

The female comedian, who performs Saturday at the Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa in Michigan City, was ranked one of the nine funniest women on the planet alongside such people as Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Samantha Bee in an article published in the Detroit Free Press and PopMatters.com. Madigan is still modest about her ranking.

“I don’t like it when they list the nine funniest women on the planet,” Madigan says. “I’m like, settle down; there’s a half-billion Chinese ladies we haven’t even met. I don’t think it’s fair — they haven’t even had a chance.”

Although Madigan enjoys the praise, she doesn’t quite place herself in the same position as comedic actresses such as Fey. She enjoys stand-up more.

“I don’t think of myself as having the same job as Amy Poehler,” Madigan says. “I think they’re very funny and talented; it’s just it would never occur to me to be in the same group as them. It’d be like comparing a gardener and, say, a sheep farmer. It’s just very different.”

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