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Kathleen Madigan: LYAO Comedy Showcase

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Kathleen Madigan: LYAO Comedy Showcase

"Hot Dogs And Angels Tour" Presented by Sirius XM

About Kathleen Madigan: 
For 28 years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been touring 250 nights on the road and squeezing in hour-long filmed specials and performances on every late night show ever made. From 25 appearances on the Tonight Show and multiple appearances on Letterman and Conan to recently riding around with Jerry Seinfeld in his internet series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," Madigan is still having a blast and selling out theaters across the country. 

Her most recent special "Bothering Jesus" is her fifth hour long standup special and will be her third special to be available on Netflix. "I love working with them. They're the young people. Network TV will need to adapt quickly to even have a chance to stay in the game. Netflix gets it and makes it so easy for us.  Instead of it being a battle of content and rules, it's just fun. What it's supposed to be," she says.  

So 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 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 mic to become an actor on a sitcom or in a TV commercial. Those things never ever crossed my mind," Madigan says. "For a few of us working, telling jokes was our main goal. I don't have any more goals. Can't you ever have a goal, reach it and enjoy it? Our society is being driven by type-A lunatics who say you have to set more goals. Well maybe they do but we all don't. Have a seat, grab a drink and enjoy the fact you made it to the goal. Maybe that's the Irish in me talking though."

Madigan has performed internationally at festivals in theaters in Ireland, England, Hong Kong, Australia and has filmed six Montreal Gala Shows at the Montreal Comedy Festival for CBC TV. "I never realized how middle America I am until performing overseas. It all works but needs some tweaking when the crowd isn't all Americans. It's a good challenge and made me a better comedian." 

She's won the American Comedy Award for "Best Female Comedian" and the Phyllis Diller award for "Best Female Comedian." She has written and produced for Lewis Black's "Root of All Evil" on Comedy Central and done multiple USO tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. "The USO shows are the best. Trust me, no crowd is as appreciative and fired up to see any entertainer. I'm glad I have the chance because God knows I don't wanna have to do their job!" 

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

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she splits her time between the road, LA and her Ozark home in Missouri. 

What Other Comedians Are Saying About Kathleen Madigan:
"She is small, practical and fun. She makes a lot of sense but not too much sense. Just enough to be hilarious." --JERRY SEINFELD

"She's the fun lady at the end of the bar with a lot of opinions and only half the information. She's one of the best comics working today and one of my favorites and I'm not getting paid to say that. And she beats me in golf which is just bullshit." ---LEWIS BLACK

"There's nobody better than Maddy. Smart and just crushes is everytime. She's not just one of the best 'female' comics, she's one of the best comics, period."--RON WHITE

"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." --JUST FOR LAUGHS REVIEW, 7/25/16

"Sensibly straightforward, sassy and sharp, seeing Kathleen Madigan is like meeting up with a flippantly funny friend. She excels at personally connecting with her audience on a brazenly witty and refreshingly real level that works." -- DC METRO THEATER ARTS, 9/20/16

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  • Doors

    7:30 PM
  • Show

    8:30 PM
  • Price

    Gold Circle
    $47 Gold Circle Advance
    $50 Gold Circle Day of Show

    Reserved Seating
    $37 Reserved Advance
    $40 Reserved Day of Show

    Standing Room Only
    $27 SRO Advance
    $30 SRO Day of Show

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