Kathleen Madigan

A sardonic and well-liked presence on the stand-up circuit since the 1980s, Kathleen Madigan parlayed her dry wit and blue-collar perspective into a lengthy and popular career as a comedian on stage and television. The ... Read more »
Born: 09/30/1965 in Florissant, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

Comedy Salute to the Troops 2015 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Performer

Misery Loves Comedy 2015 (Movie)

(Herself)

Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops 2014 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

Ron White's Vegas Salute to the Troops 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Why We Laugh: Funny Women 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Green Room With Paul Provenza 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Undateable 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

History of the Joke 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s: 3D 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Kathleen Madigan: In Other Words 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Comic Standing 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

Marshalls' Women In Comedy 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Joke's on Thee 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Presents... 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

NFL All-Star Comedy Blitz 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Kathleen Madigan 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Make Me Laugh 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Comedy Awards Special 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Presents the Ladies of Laughter 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

London Underground 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Women of the Night III 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Lewis Black's Root of All Evil 2003 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer
Writer (1)

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

A sardonic and well-liked presence on the stand-up circuit since the 1980s, Kathleen Madigan parlayed her dry wit and blue-collar perspective into a lengthy and popular career as a comedian on stage and television. The Missouri native dabbled in comedy while working for a newspaper chain in St. Louis, but shifted gears to pursue a fulltime career as a comic after landing a contract with a national chain of clubs. Madigan soon advanced to television specials and talk shows, where she quickly amassed a devoted following that helped to name her "Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic" in 1996. Unlike many of her peers, Madigan eschewed acting in favor of performance on a variety of TV efforts, including "Last Comic Standing" (NBC, 2003-2010), and various writing and producing efforts for Garry Shandling and longtime friend Lewis Black. Her dedication to stand-up comedy and consistently solid material underscored her status as one of the best and hardest-working comic talents in the country.

EDUCATION

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

1988

Milestones

2013

Her CD/DVD "Madigan Again" tops the Amazon and iTunes comedy charts

2004

Writes for Garry Shandling's host stint on the Emmy Awards

2004

Finalist on second season of "Last Comic Standing"

1998

Releases self-titled debut comedy album

1996

Named "Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic" by the American Comedy Awards

1994

First "HBO Comedy Half-Hour" special

1988

Makes her television debut on "VH-1 Stand-Up Spotlight"

Bonus Trivia

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Was a top athlete in high school, and won the Mid-Missouri Hoops Shoot Championship, despite her height challenge (Madigan stands 5'2").

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Won the SIRIUS Radio Comedy Cup, a listener-voted competition on the SIRIUS satellite network, in 2007

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Served as an intern with the St. Louis Blues hockey team while attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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Divides her time between a home in Los Angeles and a farm in the Midwest.

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Counts longtime friend Lewis Black and Ron White among her professional influences.

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