Kathleen Madigan Bio
Comedian Kathleen Madigan’s 33-year comedy career is showing no signs of slowing down as she recently kicked off her all-new tour, Boxed Wine & Tiny Banjos in 2023. Madigan has been touring 250 nights a year on the road and has risen from performing in comedy clubs to performing in marquee theaters with sold-out shows.
Madigan has squeezed in over 40 appearances on late night talk shows and multiple comedy specials airing on Netflix, Comedy Central and HBO. She has also appeared on Jerry Seinfeld’s popular Netflix series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and hosts her popular weekly podcast, Madigan’s Pubcast, which currently has over 3 million downloads on all streaming outlets.
On February 21st, Kathleen released her highly anticipated sixth stand-up special, Hunting Bigfoot as an Amazon Original on Prime Video. The brand-new special, recorded at The Paramount Theater in Denver, CO explores topics including Madigan’s aging parents, interactions with millennials, and hunting bigfoot. Her fifth stand-up special, Bothering Jesus is available on NETFLIX.
Kathleen’s album of the Bothering Jesus special, was the highest selling comedy album and most played comedy album on streaming services since 2014.
Madigan has performed internationally at festivals in theaters in Ireland, England, Hong Kong, Australia and has filmed seven Montreal Gala Shows at the Just For Laugh’s Comedy Festival for CBC TV.
Chicago Tribune wrote, “She has all but perfected the art of crafting and delivering a perfect joke. That singular dedication to the craft shows in both the evolution of her material over the years and way she can make a complicated joke with a hidden nub of wisdom seem both effortless and offhand.”
“There’s nobody better than Maddy. She’s smart and just crushes it every time. She’s not just one of the best ‘female’ comics, she’s one of the best comics, period,” says Comedian Ron White
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.
Coming from a long line of Midwestern union workers, the 57-year-old has always approached stand-up as a job, working upwards of 250 nights a year, and by doing so, she has established herself as possibly the most successful road comic ever.– VULTURE