Friday, January 13, 2017
Where: The Paramount Theater
Cost: $40.50 $36.50 $27.50
“The funniest comic in America, bar none.” – Lewis Black
“Easily one of the best comics alive.” – Ron White
“One of America’s funniest female comics.” – Jay Leno
For mature audiences.
AVAILABLE NOW ON NETFLIX: BOTHERING JESUS – Madigan’s fourth hour-long comedy special!
During Kathleen Madigan’s 25 year career, she has performed on nearly every late night show ever made. From Leno to Letterman, and Conan to Ferguson, her impact has been felt across the networks. In 2014, Madigan was nominated for an American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic and her third one-hour special, Madigan Again, was named one of iTunes Best Comedy Albums.
“How is it,” the Detroit Free Press asks, “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 because it’s because she’s so irreplaceable on the stage. She’s described as the funniest woman doing stand-up right now, but no gender qualifier is necessary. Along with Lewis Black, Brian Regan and Jim Gaffigan, she’s one of the funniest stand-up comedians of her generation.”
“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,” Madigan says.
She’s won the American Comedy Award for “Best Female Comedian” and the Phyllis Diller award for “Best Female Comedian.” Although she’s turned down many writing jobs because she enjoys performing more, she has written and produced for Lewis Black’s “Root of all Evil” on Comedy Central and for Gary Shandling’s Emmy monologues. She’s done two USO tours to Iraq and Afghanistan with pals Lewis Black, Robin Williams, John Bowman and musicals acts Kid Rock, The Zac Brown Band, Kix Brooks and Kellie Pickler.
She remains the only comedian in the history of NBC’s Last Comic Standing to go unchallenged by any other comedian–meaning no comedian would say they were funnier than her. Madigan was a top three finalist in Season 2 and a judge on Season 5.
She’s a favorite on nationally syndicated radio shows such as the The Bob and Tom Show and The Stephanie Miller Show. She’s also in constant rotation on SIRIUS-XM Radio and is repeatedly voted the #1 audience favorite by listeners.