Comedian Kathleen Madigan Launches Her “8 O’Clock Happy Hour” 2020 Standup Tour!

National Tour Will Bring Madigan to Theaters This Winter and Spring
Tickets On Sale October 11 with Artist Pre-Sale October 9!

Over 25 cities

OCTOBER 7, 2019---Comedian Kathleen Madigan is set to launch her new 8 O’CLOCK HAPPY HOUR TOUR. Madigan will continue her nonstop run of theatre standup shows with stops in over 25 cities through April 2020. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 11th at 10:00 AM ET/PT with an Artist Pre-Sale on Wednesday, October 9th at 10:00 AM ET/PT (Passcode: HAPPYHOUR) and are available at Madigan, one of a handful of comedy powerhouses who have built a following based on their standup alone, has been playing to sold out audiences for 30 years. The Chicago Tribune lauds “That singular dedication to the craft shows in both the evolution of her material over the years and the way she can make a complicated joke with a hidden nub of wisdom seem both effortless and offhand.” Offers Madigan, “I’d rather do one thing really well than 10 things just kind of well. The instant gratification of stand up compared to the waiting for tv or film is right up my addict alley.” 

Madigan has captured the dedication of audiences and critics alike. A true master of her craft, The Boston Globe describes Kathleen as sounding “like she could be talking off the top of her head and teeing up new material at the same time.” In addition to two one hour specials currently on NETFLIX, she has recently appeared on such comedy fan-favorite series as Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening and Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, with Seinfeld offering “She’s small, practical and fun. She makes a lot of sense, but not too much sense, just enough to be hilarious” 

Kathleen’s standup album "Bothering Jesus," from the Netflix special of the same name, was released on 800 Pound Gorilla Records in 2018 and is the highest selling release of any comedy album since 2014. It debuted on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, on The Nielson SoundScan Comedy Charts at #1, and on The Billboard Comedy Charts at #1. "Bothering Jesus" is Madigan's sixth comedy album and third special currently available on Netflix.

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“one of the best comics working today” – Lewis Black

“Madigan is that rare comic who has been in the business for decades and is still most well-known for stand-up comedy…..That singular dedication to the craft shows in both the evolution of her material over the years and the way she can make a complicated joke with a hidden nub of wisdom seem both effortless and offhand.” – Chicago Tribune

Madigan is a staple on the late-night circuit, with over 25 appearances on The Tonight Show, and multiple appearances on The Stephen Colbert Show, Letterman, and Conan. She has performed internationally at festivals in theaters in Ireland, England, Hong Kong, Australia and has filmed six Montreal Gala Shows at The Montreal Just For Laughs Festival for CBC TV. She's won the American Comedy Award for "Best Female Comedian" and the Phyllis Diller award for "Best Female Comedian," and has done multiple USO tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Madigan is an advocate and fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis and Autism. 

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she splits her time between Los Angeles and home in the Ozarks.

A list of tour dates is below.  For more information and links to purchase tickets visit

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Fri Jan 10, 2020                     Hoyt Sherman Place               Des Moines, IA  

Sat Jan 11, 2020                    Arvest Bank Theatre              Kansas City, MO    

Fri Jan 17, 2020                     Paramount Theatre                 Austin, TX   

Sat Jan 18, 2020                    Majestic Theatre                     Dallas, TX   

Sun Jan 19, 2020                   Revention Music Center        Houston, TX

Fri Jan 24, 2020                     Newmark Theatre                   Portland, OR           

Fri Jan 25, 2020                     Moore Theatre                         Seattle, WA 

Fri Feb 7, 2020                       Charleston Music Hall            Charleston, SC       

Sat Feb 8, 2020                      Carolina Theatre                    Durham, NC

Thurs Feb 20, 2020               Magnolia PAC                         San Diego, CA ^     

Sat Feb 22, 2020                    FOX PAC                                 Riverside, CA         

Fri March 20, 2020                Pabst Theater                          Milwaukee, WI        

Sat March 21, 2020               20 Monroe Live                      Grand Rapids, MI

Sat March 28, 2020               Fallsview Casino Resort       Niagara Falls, ON

Fri April 3, 2020                     New Jersey PAC                     Newark, NJ

Sat April 4, 2020                    Santander PAC                      Reading, PA

Thurs April 16, 2020             Golden State Theater             Monterey, CA

Fri April 17, 2020                   Luther Burbank Center         Santa Rosa, CA

Sat April 18, 2020                  Cascade Theatre                    Redding, CA *

Fri April 24, 2020                   The Wilbur                               Boston, MA

Sat April 25, 2020                  Foxwoods Casino Resort      Mashantucket, CT

Thurs May 7, 2020                Victoria Theatre                     Dayton, OH

Fri May 8, 2020                      Egyptian Room                       Indianapolis, IN      

^ San Diego, CA is on sale now

* Redding, CA on sale to be announced soon