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President of the Gateway PGA Foundation and MLB Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith has asked Kathleen to be part of an all star line-up at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis May 1, 2014 for a concert to benefit PGA REACH.

The proceeds from this event will help benefit the youth of the community by going directly to the PGA REACH. PGA REACH (Recreation, Education, Awareness, Community, and Health) focuses its resources and volunteers on keeping kids in school. As part of that, it recognizes that 80% of youth’s waking hours are spent outside of the classroom. PGA REACH has partnered with local organizations, corporations, and the community to invest in filling idle time for at-risk youth in our neighborhoods by creating meaningful change through new relationships, educational assistance, and greater access to activities. This program will also secure, support, and extend the REACH of local philanthropic organizations that help keep kids in school and improve their health, wellness, and career prospects not only for the present time, but for the future. For more information on PGA REACH please visit

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Feb 14th at 10am CST. There will also be a one day pre-sale Thursday, Feb 13th 10AM to 10PM CST…use code Ozzie.

For more information, please check out the event page.



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Kathleen Madigan’s show ‘reasonably clean’

By Cindy Watts
The Tennessean
Jan. 21, 2014

Comedian Kathleen Madigan said she’s “the woman at the end of the bar.” She tells Catholic jokes, laughs at both sides of the government, and takes pride in the fact that in
25 years, no one has ever walked out of a show.

“It’s reasonably clean,” she said of her show, which she will bring to Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Friday. “It’s not like I’m up there dropping 100,000 F-bombs. If you are offended by Catholic jokes, you should close your ears in that part.”

Madigan said she hangs her laughs on pointing out the absurd in almost every situation, including the government — but she’s not leaning right or left. “I don’t want to get into it,” she said. “Obama has done things that are completely absurd and George Bush did things that are completely absurd. There are comedians I think are preachy and if you’re passionate about it, go do something about it. Don’t be a comedian. I’m not here to take a stand and change your mind. I don’t think it’s my job.” Madigan calls her show a “mental vacation” and said she balances the content between familiar jokes and topics people have come to expect from her DVDs and comedy specials with current material ripped from the news.

“Whatever is super popular, I try to do but I also don’t want to be the person where you go, ‘Well, we heard all that crap the last time,’ ” said Madigan, who is a regular on latenight television. “It’s a very fine line to walk.”

More than anything, she just wants her audience to have a good time.



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Kathleen will once again join Ron White for his Comedy Salute to the Troops benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation. Official press release below with all the ticketing info….

LAS VEGAS (December 17, 2013) – The Mirage Hotel & Casino will host the sixth annual Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. The one-night show will take place at the Terry Fator Theatre with proceeds benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation.

“I look forward to spending the evening with some of my closest comedian friends as we do our best to raise these soldiers’ spirits, and at the same time, raise funds for a great cause,” said White. “I consider it an honor and a privilege and I believe that it’s the duty of each of us to give back to those who give so much – the bravest men and women on this planet. My friends and I are thrilled to be able to do it.”

White’s always-hilarious friends, including Gabriel Iglesias, Kathleen Madigan, Josh Blue and Roy Wood Jr., will join him on stage for an evening of laughter, good times and giving back. The show will be recorded in front of a live audience and will air on Country Music Television (CMT) at a later date. This is the fourth year White and CMT have partnered to air the special.

Tickets priced at $79.99, $99.99 and $109.99, plus service charges, are now on sale. For an additional $89, guests can upgrade their seats to a VIP package which includes priority seating, a copy of White’s newest DVD “A Little Unprofessional,” autographed by the comedian, a Q&A session and a complimentary photo. To charge by phone, call (800) 627-6667 or (702) 791-7111. Tickets also are available for purchase online at

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With Kathleen Madigan, what you see is what you get

By Tom Szaroleta
The Florida Times-Union
Fri, Dec 13, 2013

Interviewing comedians on the phone can be a pretty dicey proposition. Sometimes you get one who tries to do his act for you. Other times you get some surly guy who’d rather be at the dentist than talking with you. With Kathleen Madigan, you pretty much get Kathleen Madigan, that same lady you see on late-night talk shows and comedy specials. Her act really isn’t an act; that’s just who she is.

That surprises people sometimes when they run into her in the airport or the grocery store. They expect her to be funny all the time and, for the most part, she is.

“They don’t necessarily expect you to be ‘on,’ but they do expect you to be the kind of person you are on stage, which fortunately I am,” said Madigan, who does two shows Friday night at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. “I am pretty much the same as I am on stage.”

Madigan has been doing standup comedy for 25 years. She’s entertained the troops overseas, starred in her own specials and been on The Tonight Show 18 times. But she still finds time to pop into comedy clubs every chance she gets, just to see young comics working on their craft.

“I want to know what’s going on. I call it ‘going into the bubble.’ I have friends who are so rich and famous they just have no idea what’s going on any more. I never want to go into the bubble where I’m completely sheltered.”

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No frills, just funny: Kathleen Madigan talks Madigan Again, her 2013 stand-up special

by Sean McCarthy
The Comic’s Comic
December 19, 2013

Kathleen Madigan opens her latest stand-up comedy special, Madigan Again in Detroit first with Lewis Black by her side on a street in front of the Monument to Joe Louis, then a minute later onstage being introduced by Black. To which she responded, in kind: “How about one big hand for a guy working for $500 tonight!”

Madigan’s friendship with Black comes up again at the tail end of the hour, in which she recounts her first (and potentially last) trip aboard a cruise ship to perform with him. She pays the kindness forward to other comedians, as she told The Comic’s Comic in an interview this month to coincide with the release of Madigan Again in physical and digital audio/video formats (it premiered earlier this year via Netflix).

As a DVD, it’s pretty no-frills (no bonus featurettes or extras), but then again, Madigan is a no-frills kind of gal from a no frills family. Always has been. Focusing on the job of stand-up and being a solid professional at it. She drinks. She smoked (until recently). She just rejoined a gym but would rather still hang out in the bar, joking, “I’ve never stayed at a gym so long I got kicked out.” Younger people may enjoy horror movies, but only because they’re neither old nor wise enough to be horrified by the real world just yet.

She keeps her comedian friends close and her Democratic Irish Catholic family from St. Louis closer (even if, as she spoke with The Comic’s Comic, she was set to sign paperwork to help her parents make the big move to Florida).

In Madigan Again, she confesses her love of Twitter, believing that any good thought should and has been boiled down to 140 characters already. But in my interview with her, she also acknowledged that in other respects, she remains hopelessly behind on technology. Not that that bothers her at all.

“I don’t even know how to record my sets on my phone,” Madigan said.

Even 25 years into her career, at a point when she can choose where and how she records her stand-up for sale, her personal recording device is a Sony Minicassette recorder. “I did Letterman a couple of months ago,” she said. “This guy, Ryan…he went to Fallon now…he asked me to send him a link (to her stand-up).” Nope. Not going to happen. Didn’t happen. “What would be really funny is if I sent him my minicassette, and say, ‘You can buy a player at Walgreens if they have one left, I can mail you mine but you have to mail it back.’ ”

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