When Jay Leno says you’re “One of America’s funniest female comics” and Lewis Black calls you “the funniest woman in America” you know you’ve hit your comedic sweet spot. Kathleen Madigan has done just that and now she’s spreading her hilarity in Las Vegas when she makes a stop at the Mirage for a one-night-only show June 12. Continue reading
Comedian extraordinaire Kathleen Madigan will be performing live at the historic Attucks Theater in Norfolk Nov. 21, at 8:00 p.m. Over her distinguished 25-year career, she has performed in many parts of the world and nearly every standup television show ever made.
From Leno to Letterman, to Conan to Ferguson, from HBO and Comedy Central specials to Showtime and Netflix, Madigan has seen and done it all, and she recently sat down to talk about her career and bringing her show to Norfolk.
Kathleen Madigan is sure she has found the greatest job on earth in stand-up comedy.
Lots of comics use their careers as a springboard for television or movies. Madigan, who plays Jefferson Center on Sunday, has done plenty of TV, but doesn’t much enjoy it.
“I don’t really want any of that,” Madigan said in a phone call last week. “When I first went to L.A., I thought, OK, I’ll see what all this is about — sitcoms, all that stuff. It’s not for me.
A comedian can never admit to being happy. It’s part of the job to complain about things, to be aggravated and befuddled by life’s indignities.
To be funny, you’ve always got to have something under your skin.
Just don’t tell Kathleen Madigan.
“No complaints — zero,” she said in a recent phone interview. “I have a wonderful job and I’m doing exactly what I want to do. Things couldn’t really be any better.”
Kathleen Madigan did not have to dig deep for material on Friday night at the State Theatre. She instead poked fun at her family and herself.
The comedian on Friday returned to Easton for a performance that did not skimp on laughs, frequently using her family as fodder throughout the night.