Over Kathleen Madigan’s 25 year career she has performed on nearly every standup television show ever made – Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and so on. Her third hour-long special, Madigan Again, premiered on September 11 exclusively on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America. The special was released on CD and audio download on October 8 and will be released on DVD and video download on November 26. Previously she’s released four CDs and two DVDs, starred in two HBO specials, three Comedy Central specials, three CMT Salute to the Troops specials with Ron White, and her last hour-long special, Gone Madigan, premiered on Showtime and is available on Netflix.
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.”
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