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The Comic’s Comic – In review: Kathleen Madigan in “Gone Madigan”

In “Gone Madigan,” Kathleen Madigan’s first hour-long stand-up set recorded for DVD since 2006, she proves that she remains one of the best women, if not the best, working on the stand-up comedy circuit.

She does so simply by using her common-sense philosophy to analyze the madness that surrounds us.

Of course, it helps to have the backing of another popular comedian in Lewis Black, who jokingly calls her “my BFF” before introducing her to the stage in New York City for the taping of “Gone Madigan” (it debuted over the weekend on Showtime, and will be available on DVD as of Jan. 11, 2011).

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Pollstar Blog – Kathleen Madigan

Attendees of this year’s Concert Industry Awards in Los Angeles saw why first hand as she deftly handled hosting duties in front of possibly the toughest audience there is – industry insiders. But the most important audience – the public – has caught on to Madigan in growing numbers as well.

It’s a safe bet Madigan’s trajectory will continue skyward with “Gone Madigan,” a Showtime special airing in December that will also get a run on Country Music Television. A DVD release of the show follows. But the smart and supremely likable comedian isn’t stopping there.

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Hey world, comedian Kathleen Madigan says ‘tone it down a level’

KALAMAZOO — Kathleen Madigan would like us all to chill out, please. Let her tell a Sarah Palin joke now and then, OK?

She touches on politics in her set, but the majority of it is about her slightly cranky view of the world.

For example, she’ll tell how, as a single 40-something comedienne, she’d like to reply to families who send holiday cards with photos of their many kids — with a photo Xmas card of her peacefully sleeping to 11 a.m.

“Yes, it’s the story of my life. I’ve now become the crazy aunt. But everyone has to have one, right? The fun, crazy aunt who jokes and smokes and gives you $20,” Madigan said from her home in the Los Angeles area.

Madigan seems normal, compared to other comedians. But she has a cynical twist, and cranky thoughts that she often lets out of her head

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