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 is just funny. She makes us laugh without yelling or making silly videos, and somehow makes it through a whole show without once mentioning dieting.
She was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Club Comic and has a new hour special, “Madigan Again,” on Netflix. We talked with Madigan about the new media model, Congressional gridlock, and why the old Pope had shitty taste in designer footwear. Continue reading
Comedian Kathleen Madigan could be your wisecracking sister-in-law or the entertaining lady at the end of the bar who’s full of sass. Her Midwestern charm takes the audience right in, allowing them to unleash those genuine belly laughs comedians fight so hard for.
Thursday night, Madigan, 49, will test Long Islanders’ sense of humor when she comes to The Paramount in Huntington. Being the middle child in an Irish Catholic family of seven from Missouri, she is determined to be heard. Continue reading
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.