Kathleen Madigan http://www.kathleenmadigan.com Official Site Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:43:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan Announce ‘49th Parallel Tour’ http://www.kathleenmadigan.com/lewis-black-kathleen-madigan-announce-49th-parallel-tour/ Thu, 11 May 2017 14:38:07 +0000 http://kathleenmadigan.com/?p=2850 Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan Announce ‘49th Parallel Tour’

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THE IMPROPER BOSTONIAN: Q&A FUNNY STUFF http://www.kathleenmadigan.com/improper-bostonian-qa-funny-stuff/ Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:17:16 +0000 http://kathleenmadigan.com/?p=2768 By Alexandra Cavallo What Kathleen Madigan lacks in stature, she’s made up for in career longevity. The 5-foot, 1-inch comedian has been touring for almost three decades, keeping busy in her downtime by making appearances on a host of TV and web shows, including a recent episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. […]

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By Alexandra Cavallo

What Kathleen Madigan lacks in stature, she’s made up for in career longevity. The 5-foot, 1-inch comedian has been touring for almost three decades, keeping busy in her downtime by making appearances on a host of TV and web shows, including a recent episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. We caught up with the comedian to talk showbiz and politics before her show at the Wilbur Theatre on Oct. 14.

Do you prefer live stand-up or TV? I’d rather do live stuff than the TV stuff. There’s something contrived about TV that’s kind of off-putting. I think everyone’s too uptight because it’s filmed. There’s something about cameras that makes people—including the audience—a little too weirded out.

That reminds me of when you were on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and you had all your stuff with you, and Jerry was like, ‘What do you need that for? This is a TV show, we’re not actually going anywhere!’ [Laughs] Yeah, I know! And I was just like, ‘Yeah, but whatever, I’m not even sure I trust you, Jerry!’

What was your worst stand-up set? It was 100 years ago. It was called Bob Hope’s Ladies of Laughter. He was like 10,000 years old. And they must have brought the audience out from, like, a senior center, because my parents were the youngest people in the crowd. And that was horrifying. I think they thought I was just this terrible young person. [Laughs.] It did not work out well.

So were you the funny kid in school, always cutting up the class? Oh no, I went to Catholic school. I mean, they would have kicked you out!

Where do you find inspiration for material? For the last 25 years, not on purpose, it seems to be the same recurring subjects of politics, sports, my family and travel. Travel meaning all the things that happen on the road or I’ve seen on the road. The only thing I don’t really do is pop culture stuff. Kathy Griffin does it really well, and there only needs to be one 5-foot-tall redheaded woman doing that. And I don’t even know it. Like if a Kardashian came in this house, I wouldn’t know it was a Kardashian. I’d just be like, “There’s a strange lady in my kitchen!”

Speaking of politics, what do you think odds are that Trump is punking us and this is just one really long con? Oh, I don’t think it is anymore. I did think that was a possibility a long time ago. I think he’s the classic narcissistic personality disorder. He loves the attention, so I don’t get why Hillary’s people haven’t sat down and looked at that list. He’s got 10 out of 10 qualities of it. Just ignore him! He’s just waiting for you to say his name. I think the attention had caught fire in him; he’s not kidding anymore. In the beginning I did think, maybe.

And it’s not so funny anymore… Really! I think the problem is the media being whores! They let him come on all last summer. And nobody else was up and at ‘em, I’ll give Trump credit for that. That dude was doing media from 4 am to midnight. It’s crazy!

You have to give him credit for having somehow fooled a large portion of the free world… Yeah! Lewis Black, who’s one of my best friends, he always says that because the media is so splintered we have to do more press than we’ve ever done to get people to come to a show and let people know you’re in town. And I said, this would be wonderful if we were narcissists. But at some point, if you’re a normal person, you get sick of talking about yourself. Me, me, me, me, me. I mean, Holy Christ. But I could see if you’re a narcissist you’d be like, ‘Line ‘em up!’

Do you think he’s going to win? I don’t. But my biggest source of “Are you kidding me?” material is the Libertarians. Like the guy who didn’t know what Aleppo was? I said to Lou, the Libertarians are like acupuncture. It might work, but we just really need some Advil. [Laughs]

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GREENSBORO.COM: Kathleen Madigan brings her plain-spoken sense of humor to Greensboro http://www.kathleenmadigan.com/greensboro-com-kathleen-madigan-brings-plain-spoken-sense-humor-greensboro/ Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:31:33 +0000 http://kathleenmadigan.com/?p=2762 Comedian Kathleen Madigan calls Los Angeles home, but since she performs 300 shows a year, her real home is the road. She happened to be in Nashville when she spoke by phone about her upcoming show in Greensboro. During the call, she is packing for a flight to the Pacific Northwest, where she’ll be performing […]

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Comedian Kathleen Madigan calls Los Angeles home, but since she performs 300 shows a year, her real home is the road. She happened to be in Nashville when she spoke by phone about her upcoming show in Greensboro.

During the call, she is packing for a flight to the Pacific Northwest, where she’ll be performing in Seattle and Spokane. Her current round of dates, dubbed “The Mermaid Lady Tour,” is based on a routine inspired by the mermaid-themed airport in Norfolk, Va.

Madigan is one of America’s most popular comics, having guested on every TV show over the past quarter-century that a comic might appear. She made 25 appearances on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and seven on “The Late Show With David Letterman.”

She has filmed comedy specials for HBO, Comedy Central and Netflix. She’s also turned up on fellow comic Ron White’s annual “Salute to the Troops” five years in a row and traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan on USO tours.

Madigan has an earthy, plain-spoken sense of humor. She doesn’t tiptoe delicately around subjects but tackles them head-on. She is also refreshingly unpretentious about what she does.

“I just like to tell jokes for an hour or so and laugh,” she says.

Are you still keeping up a 300-night-a-year pace?

Pretty much, yeah. That’s why I like it when they say, “How long’s your tour?” I say, “So far, 27 years. I’ll let you know when it lets up.”

Are there days when you wake up and think “I don’t feel funny today. How am I going to do this?”

It’s not that I don’t feel funny. It’s more like I don’t feel like going anywhere. I’m fine feeling funny. That’s not the hard part. It’s like packing, which I’m doing right now. I’m just sick of it! And I’ve got it down to a science, for the most part. I’ve done everything you can to make it painless, and it can still be painful.

How did you happen to get into comedy? I read that early on, you were more into music.

I didn’t know you could be a comedian. I didn’t know that was a job. I thought those people on Johnny Carson were just funny people who just came there. (laughs) I didn’t know they made a living doing that. So I initially wanted to be a rock star, like Heart, who I just saw the other night. But I didn’t do anything about that.

At one point a few decades back a lot of comics suddenly got very popular and people were saying, “Comedy is the rock of the 1980s.” Has the job ever made you feel like a rock star?

Yeah, maybe as far as what I’m doing onstage. But offstage, no. There are a few, like Carrot Top, who’s a friend of mine, who always made comedy rock star-ish. But the rest of us, we’re just standing there talking, so you can only look so cool. It’s not like rock ’n’ roll. As far as the lifestyle, the glamour, we really don’t have any of that. We are so boring, for the most part. We do a show, we have a glass of wine afterward, and we go to bed.

So you don’t have groupies?

(laughs) No! There’s no groupies that I’m aware of.

What’s your take on the political climate in this awful year? Is that something you address in your shows?

I do. I don’t go as deep as someone like Lewis Black would go. Mine’s more pointing out the absurd. Like the Libertarian guy, Gary Johnson. I feel that most Libertarians are named Gary, smoke a lot of weed, and hike a lot. Which is wonderful, but I don’t know if that is enough to run a country. The Libertarian thing to me is like acupuncture. It might work, but we really need some Advil. Our situation is too big a problem to say, “Let’s just shut down some government stuff and everybody roll on your own, OK?”

Presidential candidate Donald Trump must seem like a gift to comedians.

I do stuff in my act about him and about Hillary Clinton and the media. I’ve never seen anyone manipulate the media as well as Trump has done. That’s what he should teach at his fake university! “How to Manipulate the Media in Five Easy Steps.”

You’re coming to a state that’s been in the news for all the wrong reasons, as you’re no doubt aware.

I am because (comedian) Lewis Black is my (best friend). He went to Chapel Hill, and I tease him a lot because he’s all Mr. North Carolina during the basketball season.

And then when I see these crazy things in the news, I’m like, “That’s your thing, Lew. You’d better get down there and talk to your people!”

You talk a lot about family and growing up in St. Louis.

The Rams are the newest thing. Oy. We’re the only city in American that’s lost a team twice. Sports radio is going: “How are we gonna get another team?” And I say, you know what? If you’ve been married and divorced twice, then maybe you shouldn’t get married again. Maybe we shouldn’t get another team. Maybe we should get cats. That’s what people who can’t seem to manage a relationship do.

So who’s your team? Who do you root for?

Anybody that’s playing the Rams or the Cardinals. My Sundays are filled with hate! (laughs) At least I can admit that with a smile on my face.

You’ve been on so many TV shows. Of all the talk show and variety show hosts you’ve encountered, who has most impressed you as a wit or intellect or whatever?

They’re better at different things. David Letterman was the best at being quiet at the right times when interviewing people. Jay Leno was the best at consistency. You knew exactly what you were gonna get, and he gave it to you every night. Craig Ferguson, I liked because I felt he didn’t even care if the cameras were on, he just wanted to have a conversation with you. As far as clicking with somebody’s intellect, I’d say Larry Wilmore would be my favorite to hang out with. If I was just sitting at home in my pajamas watching the news, I’d probably have the most fun with Larry.

I saw a very funny skit you did about golf. Do you golf?

Lewis and I golf together, and Ron White is my other golf buddy. I have little golf buddies everywhere. During your first 10 years in comedy you’re in a city for five days and you have 23 hours a day off. You need to figure out something to do. There was always some local public course where we could play for like 20 bucks, so it wasn’t expensive or fancy, but it was something to do, and it’s fun, and you’re outside, so you’re at least getting some exercise.

Contact Parke Puterbaugh at parkeputerbaugh@earthlink.net.

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THE SPOKESMAN REVIEW: Kathleen Madigan brings her comedic observations to the Bing http://www.kathleenmadigan.com/spokesman-review-kathleen-madigan-brings-comedic-observations-bing/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:03:14 +0000 http://kathleenmadigan.com/?p=2755 By Azaria Podplesky Kathleen Madigan has been a touring comedian for 27 years, but packing for the road can still be difficult. Toothbrushes, contact lens solution, she’s got that down. But other essentials, like pants, sometimes don’t make it into her suitcase. “It was in March or April and I opened all my clothes and I’m […]

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By Azaria Podplesky

Kathleen Madigan has been a touring comedian for 27 years, but packing for the road can still be difficult.

Toothbrushes, contact lens solution, she’s got that down. But other essentials, like pants, sometimes don’t make it into her suitcase.

“It was in March or April and I opened all my clothes and I’m like ‘Really? I didn’t bring any pants,’ ” Madigan said during a recent phone interview. “How long have I been doing this? Twenty-seven years and I forgot pants.”

Packing can be a nuisance, but Madigan says she thrives in the organized chaos of constant touring and wouldn’t do well with a 9-to-5 job.

“I think I would be at happy hour every day at 4:30, which eventually would lead to a problem.”

Madigan’s career began like so many jokes do: She walked into a bar.

While working as a bartender, Madigan, her only experience with comedy growing up was watching comedians on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” (“I didn’t even know that was a job,” she said. “I just thought those were funny people who showed up”), shared stories about things that had happened to her with her regulars.

She eventually started telling those same stories on stage during the bar’s open mic nights.

After a year and a half of open mics and opening slots, Madigan began touring the country. She’s been on the road pretty much nonstop since.

“(People in the media) frame it as a tour because when you’re doing theaters, it’s like a new season, but it’s not like we’re the Red Hot Chili Peppers and we take two years off,” Madigan said. “These musician people, I’m like, ‘Does it count as a tour if you only have 20 cities?’ ”

Madigan’s jokes have always been based on experiences from her admittedly normal day-to-day life.

A bit from her last standup special, “Madigan Again,” for example, focuses on people who complained when the price of stamps increased.

“When I’m off, it’s not like I’m flying around the world to exotic places,” she said. “I’m usually in Missouri with my family or golfing with my comic buddies, normal stuff … I don’t really lead a Hollywood life, so the jokes are from normal life.”

Making her sets even more conversational is the fact that Madigan doesn’t write jokes, per se; she merely gets onstage and starts talking.

“(Normal life is) where the material will come from, but it won’t come till I get onstage,” she said.

After 27 years in the business and a fourth hourlong standup special on the way, Madigan is “very, very, very” content with all that she’s accomplished, though there is one thing left on her comic bucket list: driving across and performing in Canada with fellow comedian Lewis Black, whom Madigan calls her BFF.

“That’s one thing I would be upset if I retired and didn’t do,” she said.

She hopes to complete the trip next fall. By then, she should have her packing list down.

“Maybe in year 28, it will all come together,” she said. “Maybe for the 30th anniversary, I’ll finally learn how to pack.”

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The Pitt News: Comedy imitates life: Kathleen Madigan to perform at Carnegie Music Hall http://www.kathleenmadigan.com/pitt-news-comedy-imitates-life-kathleen-madigan-perform-carnegie-music-hall/ Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:09:48 +0000 http://kathleenmadigan.com/?p=2752 For 25 years, 300 days a year, Kathleen Madigan has pulled the laughter out of crowds all across the world. But for her, comedy is just another ordinary job. “I just keep telling jokes, and people keep paying me,” Madigan joked. This Friday, Sept. 16, Madigan will bring her Mermaid Lady Tour to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie […]

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For 25 years, 300 days a year, Kathleen Madigan has pulled the laughter out of crowds all across the world. But for her, comedy is just another ordinary job.

“I just keep telling jokes, and people keep paying me,” Madigan joked.

This Friday, Sept. 16, Madigan will bring her Mermaid Lady Tour to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall. The tour, which started in Connecticut this January and will end in Gettysburg, Pa., in May, is the continuation of her take on everyday experiences and personal endeavors.

Don’t be fooled by her midwestern accent, blue-collar work ethic and resistance to self-indulgence. Madigan, 50, hangs with Hollywood legends Lewis Black and Jerry Seinfeld, cracks jokes in opera houses and has graced almost every late night talk show out there.

But from Leno and Letterman to headlining The Mirage in Las Vegas, Madigan insists she’s nothing special. She would rather just talk about the St. Louis Cardinals. “We got our asses kicked — somebody just beat us 12-5 the other day,” she said.

Educated in Catholic school, where if you tried to be funny, “you would get in trouble,” before attending commuter college and later landing an internship with the St. Louis Blues, Madigan built the résumé of any successful person with a more traditional career path.

Her transition into being a “funny person” began on a whim at St. Louis’ Funny Bone, a local comedy club. Aware of occasional open-mic nights, Madigan and a co-worker “just did it for fun,” and her career progressed from there.

“I just started telling jokes and kept going down that path,” Madigan said. “I didn’t have any expectations because I didn’t know what to expect … You just make enough money where you can keep going doing [comedy] instead of doing something else.”

Madigan’s multifarious path even led her to entertaining US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, though in a previous tour she playfully lamented, “Don’t we have any troops in San Diego for Chrissake? How about a little ha-ha in Honolulu before they set sail?”

“I think it’s nice to do stuff for free every now and then,” Madigan said. “It’s part of a group thing where you’re doing your part. I’m too scared and too old to join the National Guard, so I would rather just entertain them.”

When Madigan’s tour wraps up, she’ll have spent nearly a year and a half on the road. She doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon, though, hoping to tour with Lewis Black all across Canada. As for the eight months left on this run? Madigan has plenty of material to keep her going.

“I just write my stuff from everyday life,” she said. “Every day, something else may or may not happen, then it may or may not be in the act. It just kind of does its own thing.”

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The Independent: Comedian Brings Off-the-Cuff Humor to the Bankhead Theater http://www.kathleenmadigan.com/comedian-brings-off-cuff-humor-bankhead-theater/ Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:15:27 +0000 http://kathleenmadigan.com/?p=2740 By Carol Graham “I’m the lady at the end of the bar with a lot of opinions and only half the information to back it up,” declares comedian Kathleen Madigan. “I’m hoping you’re the same. Then, with four beers, it’s a great fun conversation.” Over Madigan’s 25-year career as a comedian she has performed on […]

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By Carol Graham

“I’m the lady at the end of the bar with a lot of opinions and only half the information to back it up,” declares comedian Kathleen Madigan. “I’m hoping you’re the same. Then, with four beers, it’s a great fun conversation.”

Over Madigan’s 25-year career as a comedian she has performed on nearly every stand-up and late night television show, including Leno, Letterman and O’Brien.

On Friday, September 9th, Madigan is performing closer to home. “Kathleen Madigan – The Mermaid Lady Tour” begins at 8 p.m. at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater. Tickets range in price from $16 to $60.

Whether on television, stage or a USO tour, Madigan brings an innate sense of humor and infectious sense of fun to everything from politics to family, and travel to current events.

“I had a woman who turned 80 come to a show,” says Madigan, of one of her favorite performing memories. “I asked her what the secret was to being fun at age 80, and she said, ‘Whiskey and baseball!'”

It was the kind of off-the-cuff candor that appeals to Madigan, about whom a Detroit Free Press article recently pondered, “How is it that Madigan has yet to be cast as the wise-cracking a) best friend, b) office worker, or c) martini-swilling mother-in-law in any of countless sitcoms? We’re thinking it’s because she’s so irreplaceable on the stage.”

Yet Madigan is doing exactly what she wants to be doing.

Originally from St. Louis, Mo., Madigan splits her time between Los Angeles and Lake Ozark, Mo. But she’s rarely home for long. She spends around 300 days a year on the road, headlining shows at theaters, clubs, corporate retreats, conferences, and benefits for the troops.

She may have fallen into stand-up comedy accidentally after wandering into an open mic night, but her accolades belie her easy-going approach. She’s won both the American Comedy Award and Phyllis Diller award for “Best Female Comedian.” She’s released four CDs and two DVDs, and has starred in two HBO specials and three Comedy Central specials. Her 2013 one-hour special “Madigan Again” is currently streaming on Netflix.

Additionally, Madigan remains the only comedian in the history of NBC’s Last Comic Standing to go unchallenged by a competitor, meaning no comedians would say they were funnier than she is. She was a top-three finalist in Season 2, and a judge on Season 5.

“I just want to tell jokes. I didn’t start doing open mics to become an actor on a sitcom or in a TV commercial. Those things never even crossed my mind. I just like to tell jokes for an hour or so and laugh,” says Madigan.”For a few of us working today, this was our goal. We don’t have any more goals. Can’t you ever have a goal, reach it, and then enjoy it? This society is being driven by Type A lunatics that say ‘You have to set more goals.’ No, you don’t. Have a seat and enjoy the fact that you’re here! Maybe that’s the Irish in me talking though.”

The Bankhead Theater is located at 2400 First Street in downtown Livermore. Tickets may be purchased at the box office, online at www.bankheadtheater.org or by calling 373-p6800. To learn more, visit www.kathleenmadigan.com.

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Pittsburgh City Paper: A conversation with Kathleen Madigan “Why is the president crying? This can’t be good!” http://www.kathleenmadigan.com/conversation-kathleen-madigan-president-crying-cant-good/ Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:10:52 +0000 http://kathleenmadigan.com/?p=2736 By Sam Leonard Kathleen Madigan is that rare comic with no real aspirations to appear on television, unless it’s to do standup. In that capacity, she has appeared repeatedly on Conan, Letterman, Leno and most other late-night shows that you’ve heard of. Madigan was a finalist on Last Comic Standing before returning as a judge, and was recently featured on Jerry Seinfeld’s […]

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Kathleen Madigan is that rare comic with no real aspirations to appear on television, unless it’s to do standup. In that capacity, she has appeared repeatedly on ConanLettermanLeno and most other late-night shows that you’ve heard of. Madigan was a finalist on Last Comic Standing before returning as a judge, and was recently featured on Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Despite Madigan’s appeal on screen, her act is best enjoyed live. She has spent 25 years working more than 300 nights annually in clubs and theaters. On Sept. 16, she visits Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall with her polished brand of straight-up funny. She spoke with CP by phone.

When was the last time you came to Pittsburgh?

I used to work the Funny Bone a lot. I think I worked the Improv once. As a matter of fact, I know I did because that’s where one of the servers had “Cowher Power” and a Steelers helmet tattooed on her ass. I asked her, “What if Bill Cowher gets fired?” She said, “I don’t care. I love Bill Cowher.” So that’s still tattooed on that lady’s ass today.

Both you and Lewis Black satirize politics, but you seem to be able to make it funny even to the uninformed.

Lew just goes on stage with the presumption that his crowd has a basic knowledge, and I don’t. … Also, I’m just pointing out the absurd. So even if you don’t know the background behind it, you get the absurdity of it. And that’s the point — [politics] is all absurd. Lewis feels it’s still fixable. I don’t.

Lew’s a hippie. I say to him, “Yeah, but Lewis, your political memories are from when political protests were actually effective. My first political memory is Nixon quitting. ‘Why is the president crying? This can’t be good!’”

Your recent special Madigan Again is now on Netflix. How is it working with Netflix?

They’re great. I just filmed another Netflix special that should probably be out in September or October. I assume it’s a bunch of millennials working there. They don’t want to have a lot of meetings or a lot of phone calls. They pay well. They leave you alone. There’s no back-and-forth bullshit. They’re wonderful.

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Just For Laughs Review: Cinquieme Salle, Montreal QC, July 26 http://www.kathleenmadigan.com/just-laughs-review-cinquieme-salle-montreal-qc-july-26/ Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:52:59 +0000 http://kathleenmadigan.com/?p=2687 Kathleen Madigan’s show was just pure, no-nonsense, incredible jokes. The kind of jokes that are so perfectly written and delivered that you still chuckle to yourself when you remember them the next day. With her 75-minute act of all killer, no filler, she thoroughly earned the standing ovation that capped off the one-night-only performance of […]

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Kathleen Madigan’s show was just pure, no-nonsense, incredible jokes. The kind of jokes that are so perfectly written and delivered that you still chuckle to yourself when you remember them the next day. With her 75-minute act of all killer, no filler, she thoroughly earned the standing ovation that capped off the one-night-only performance of her solo show.

Opener Tiff Stevenson was charming, but aside from her joke that someone should mug Kim Kardashian because she said she would “literally kill herself” if she lost her Blackberry, she wasn’t particularly noteworthy. On the other hand, Lewis Black’s grumbly, exasperated opening set was extraordinary. His realization that his job is almost redundant because American politics are already crazily funny without his help was fantastic, as was his breakdown of how to win arguments in the style of Ben Carson. Additionally, his bafflement about how America ended up nominating two people that most people hate was extremely funny.

Madigan’s performance had three major themes: her Missouri roots, religion and health. After wittily remarking that Lewis Black is the only man who’s more dishevelled than Bernie Sanders, she discussed the pricelessly weird Missouri phenomenon of noodling, which reportedly is the practice of catching catfish by wading around in water and getting them to bite your hand. She also talked about her St Louis-based parents retirement and her mother being completely inept with cell phones, plus she related how installing a car seat for her sister was far more complex than she could have ever anticipated.

On the topic of religion, Madigan laughed about how Catholic school made her extremely sceptical of religion, and found funniness in people who communicate with Jesus for things as small as helping their dryers work. She then drew the show to close with increasingly hysterical chunks of material about the health expert Sanjay Gupta, trying to quit smoking through hypnotism, and calling the Obamacare hotline and finding out that the plan she was considering covered everything except abortion and foot care.

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Kathleen Returning to Just For Laughs Fest http://www.kathleenmadigan.com/kathleen-returning-just-laughs-fest/ Tue, 03 May 2016 13:51:20 +0000 http://kathleenmadigan.com/?p=2651 Kathleen will bringing be her Mermaid Lady tour to this summer’s Just for Laughs Fest in Montreal. She’ll be performing for one night only, 7pm, July 26 at Place Des Arts. Pre-sale starts Tuesday May 3rd at 10:00am EST. Use code JFLMTL Public on-sale starts Thursday May 5th at 10:00am EST Tickets and festival passes […]

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Kathleen will bringing be her Mermaid Lady tour to this summer’s Just for Laughs Fest in Montreal. She’ll be performing for one night only, 7pm, July 26 at Place Des Arts.

Pre-sale starts Tuesday May 3rd at 10:00am EST. Use code JFLMTL

Public on-sale starts Thursday May 5th at 10:00am EST

Tickets and festival passes can be purchased on the JFL website: http://www.hahaha.com/en

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Stand-up with Pete Dominick appearance http://www.kathleenmadigan.com/stand-pete-dominick/ Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:31:51 +0000 http://kathleenmadigan.com/?p=2632 Kathleen will be on Sirius XM’s Stand up with Pete Dominick, Monday March 21st at 11am ET. If you can’t tune in live, you can dial it up later in the Sirius XM on demand queue.

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Kathleen will be on Sirius XM’s Stand up with Pete Dominick, Monday March 21st at 11am ET. If you can’t tune in live, you can dial it up later in the Sirius XM on demand queue.

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