The Lyric Theatre
For 29 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. Multiple appearances on The Tonight Show, 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 special Bothering Jesus is her fifth hour-long standup special and will be her third special available on Netflix.
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.
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!"
Born in Missouri near the city of St. Louis, Kathleen Madigan was raised in a large Irish Catholic family. After graduating from college, Madigan started working as a writer for the local Missouri Athletic Club and St. Louis-area Suburban Journals. Remembering her father’s wish that she pursue comedy, Kathleen Madigan began performing stand-up during open mics in comedy clubs throughout St. Louis. Realizing her true passion, Madigan began performing in the nationwide comedy chain The Funny Bone, and the rest is history.
"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."
So have a seat, grab a drink and enjoy Kathleen Madigan!