Stand-up comics, a fiercely competitive group of artists, can be stinting with praise for their own. But Kathleen Madigan has won the respect of her colleague comedians. Lewis Black calls Kathleen as “the funniest woman in America,” while Ron White describes her as “easily one of the best comics alive.” Audiences agree, and her performances at The Grand have regularly sold out. Madigan, whose biting observations about the absurdity of modern American life, has been a regular guest on most of the late-night talk shows, and she has also had acclaimed comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, and Showtime. Her most recent special was designated as one of iTune’s Best Comedy Albums in 2013. Kathleen has toured to Iraq and Afghanistan several times to entertain the troops for the USO.