When Jay Leno says you’re “One of America’s funniest female comics” and Lewis Black calls you “the funniest woman in America” you know you’ve hit your comedic sweet spot. Kathleen Madigan
has done just that and now she’s spreading her hilarity in Las Vegas when she makes a stop at the Mirage for a one-night-only show June 12.
If you don’t know Kathleen Madigan you don’t know funny. The female comedian has spent the past 25 years performing on nearly every standup television show ever made including appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” David Letterman, Conan, Craig Ferguson and many more. She’s worked her way from the bottom to being one of the funniest comedians (not just funniest female) of all time. Along the way she has racked in the awards and gained the respect of some big names in the industry. When you see her show at the Mirage you’ll understand why.
This past year Madigan was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic. Her third hour-long special, “Madigan Again,” was also in the spotlight, as it was named iTunes Best Comedy Albums of 2013. But the accolades don’t stop there. Madigan has also won the American Comedy Award for “Best Female Comedian” and the Phyllis Diller award for “Best Female Comedian.”
In addition to her standup, the funny lady has written and produced for the Mirage’s own Lewis Black’s “Root of all Evil” on Comedy Central and for Gary Shandling’s Emmy monologues. Madigan much prefers standup to writing, which is why you will always find her cracking jokes from a stage like the one at the Mirage. She has also done two USO tours to Irag and Afghanistan with fellow comedians Lewis Black, Robin Williams, John Bowman and musical acts Kid Rock, Zac Brown Band, Kix Brooks and Kellie Pickler.
Madigan remains the only comedian in the history of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” to go unchallenged by any other comedian. She was a top three finalist in Season 2 and a judge on Season 5.
You can catch Madigan and all of her hilarious jokes this summer when she takes the Mirage stage on June 12 with discounted tickets right here on Best of Vegas.
Las Vegas, NV – 1/12/15