Comedians Kathleen Madigan, Jim Breuer and Justin Willman, with host Michael Kosta, supplied the laughs while LaughFest’s High Five campaign collected $61,528 at the gala dinner and show in DeVos Place convention center.
The High Five tally was matched by a $35,000 contribution from the Cook Foundation and another $35,000 match from Meijer Inc., for a total of $131,528.
When comedian Kathleen Madigan says she can’t wait to get back to Grand Rapids for LaughFest, it could be a line. A half hour later, you’re convinced she’s totally serious about the festival of seriously funny stuff when says she’s happy to be back for her third appearance at Gilda’s LaughFest
Reason No. 1 – Why Kathleen Madigan loves performing at LaughFest:
“It’s one of the best comedy festivals I’ve ever been a part of. I was really blown away the first time,” said Madigan, Continue reading
In her 22 year career, Kathleen Madigan has never been hotter. A “Last Comic Standing” finalist, Madigan was honored as “Best Female Comedian” by both the American Comedy Awards and the Phyllis Diller Awards. Madigan’s accessible and unpretentious style has earned her a devoted following, including Lewis Black who called her “the funniest woman in America.” Continue reading
The Netflix revolution is changing the entertainment landscape and how fans watch television shows, movies and comedians in concert, and according to stand up comedienne Kathleen Madigan—who will perform at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside on Saturday, March 7—the format makes other networks such as HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central seem archaic.
“I tell people that Netflix is like the cool kid who lives next door, wears a hoodie and drinks coffee,” Madigan said in a recent phone interview. “But you don’t know what he does for a living and he lives in a nice house.” Continue reading
Kathleen Madigan catapulted to fame when she was a finalist on the second season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” But the award-winning comedian said she still prefers to create a comfortable atmosphere each time she steps onto a stage.
“I want it to feel like a giant bar conversation,” explained Madigan, a regular panelist on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.” “I talk about just normal, everyday stuff like family and current events.”