• Madonna eyes comedy career, should music ever fail her

    Madonna_Sandra_Bernhard_1988_1989Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone – pop icon, mediocre actress, BSDM queen, and… stand-up comedian? Well, after you’ve intentionally published a book that shows you and Vanilla Ice doing the nasty, where else is there to go but onstage in front of a microphone to tell jokes about it?

    As reported by The Daily Mail, the legendary singer confessed in a recent British talk show appearance that she’s given stand-up some consideration, if her lucrative music career were to unexpectedly dry up for any reason. “I like the idea of me coming out, sitting on a chair and a table with maybe a drink or two and just talk, talk about my life and say funny things and tell funny stories,” she told host Jonathan Ross, describing herself as more of a “sit-down” comedian.

    While the full interview won’t air until March 14, it’s pretty safe to say that this teaser has got us thinking. Could Madonna really perform well on the comedy circuit? She certainly seems to possess a sense of self-awareness and personal irony critical to any successful standup performance. Not to mention, homegirl has definitely seen some shit. If anybody were to be sitting on a land-mine of bizarre, uproarious material, it’s probably the Material Girl herself. Needless to say, we’ll be watching to see how this all pans out. Maybe Madge should give her old gal-pal Sandra Bernhard a ring for some tips.

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    Emma Kat Richardson

    Emma Kat Richardson is a Detroit native and freelance writer living in Austin, Texas. Her work has appeared in xoJane.com, Bitch, Alternative Press, Real Detroit Weekly, 944, and Bust.com. She’s enough of a comedy nerd and cat lady to have named her Maine Coon Michael Ian Cat. Follow her on twitter: @emmakat.

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