Kathleen Madigan drops in on Detroit to deliver material derived from time spent with her Irish Catholic Midwest family, eating random pills out of her mother's purse, touring Afghanistan, ...
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Kathleen Madigan was voted Best Female Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. She has starred in her own popular HBO Comedy Half-Hour special and is a veteran of The Tonight Show with Jay ... See full summary »
A few years ago my therapist suggested I keep a journal of the awkward moments occurring in my life. Around the same time audiences were demanding more material, so I started sending this ... See full summary »
Her innocent good looks are just a cover for Last Comic Standing winner Iliza Shlesinger's acerbic, stream-of-conscious comedy that she unleashes on an unsuspecting audience in her hometown of Dallas in her stand-up special "War Paint."
Kathleen Madigan drops in on Detroit to deliver material derived from time spent with her Irish Catholic Midwest family, eating random pills out of her mother's purse, touring Afghanistan, and her love of John Denver and the Lunesta butterfly.
Madigan's newest Netflix special, "Bothering Jesus" had me on the floor, because she stayed in her lane. Madigan Again left me flat and annoyed. I found her at her best when making fun at herself and own experience (specifically, being Irish-Catholic in America) Her 20-minute tirade about Afghanistan was full of cringe-worthy jokes. In general, her racial jokes about things and people she admitted to not understanding were lazy "old- world" comedy and completely irrelevant. Anyone who doesn't view Muslim people as terrorists would not find these jokes funny ("Lol, Afghanis are weird and uncivilized, unlike Americans, I don't trust them!" etc). Otherwise, some very funny moments. But overall, her comedy just didn't quite land for me the way it has in her other performances (particularly her newest performance, "Bothering Jesus")
(*hint: join the modern age of comedy, Madigan, cause you can be funny as hell)
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