We talked to Kathleen about a bunch of topics including the incredible LaughFest lineup, the feeling when things aren’t going well on stage and about how her family feels when they’re the butt of the jokes. She’s one of our favorites and we had a great time talking to her. Continue reading
“I was really happy to hear that I was invited back to Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids,” said Madigan. “I did it in 2011 and was blown away with this relatively small city that just blew the doors off of how to do a festival. I’ve been correctly quoted that its the best festival in the country right now. No politics, just all funny people. I was a big Gilda Radner fan and paying tribute to her with a great festival is perfect. And, from performing in Michigan for 25 years, it’s hard to find better crowds. I’m coming early to watch other comics. Can’t wait!” Continue reading
Talking with Kathleen Madigan is like talking to an old friend — assuming the old friend has a wicked sense of humor and approximately zero tolerance for bullshit. Her stand-up
is no exception.
“I’m the lady at the end of the bar, basically, who walks in and you say, ‘Oh, how’ve you been?’ and then I just keep talking,” Madigan says. “Normally I would not talk for an
hour and 15 minutes to a stranger, but that’s the comedy show I do.” Continue reading
When you perform, it really looks like you truly enjoy what you do.
That’s real. I don’t even have to fake it. No matter how crappy the day, or if I have the flu or whatever, it’s still fun. And that’s why I prefer live shows to doing a sitcom or a movie. It’s the energy of the people. I couldn’t sit here and do it for myself. Well, I could, but it would be the first sign before I end up in the psych ward! I just love the energy of live people. They got off the couch, hired and sitter and came to the show. Good for them! Continue reading
Comic Kathleen Madigan won’t celebrate her 50th birthday for another seven months, but the prospect of the big 5-0 doesn’t faze her.
“I’ve always felt 50,” Madigan said in a recent phone interview from New York. “I think because I’ve always had a job. I’ve had a job since I was 12. Finally, I feel like the age I’ve always felt I was, so it’s not even traumatic.” Continue reading