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For 30 years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been touring 250 nights a year on the road and squeezing in hour-long filmed specials and performances on every late night show ever made. From over 40 appearances on the late night shows to recently riding around with Jerry Seinfeld in his NETFLIX series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Madigan is still having a blast and selling out theaters across the country. Madigan was recently asked if her career was planned, “Ah, no. It’s hard to believe this whole thing started out as a reason to drink and has lasted 30 years. What a great drinking accident.”
Her album of the Bothering Jesus special is the highest-selling comedy album and most-played comedy album on streaming services since 2014. So how is it, the Detroit Free Press asks, “that Madigan has yet to be cast as the wisecracking 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.”
Source: Ryman Auditorium.