• Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan fed up in new Audible album

    Lewis Black has had enough of America. Donald Trump is still president. An alleged sexual harasser was just named to the Supreme Court. Republicans are still trying to take away Social Security and affordable health care. So Black and his longtime partner Kathleen Madigan decided to leave the U.S. and spend some time with our friendly neighbors to the north. The result is the duo’s latest comedy album, Lewis and

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    WATCH Kathleen Madigan – Bothering Jesus clips!

    Kathleen Madigan has, over the last decade or so, become one of the most consistently skilled comedians in the world—thanks, in no small part, to her ability to touch on everything from the mundane to weightier life issues (religion, politics) without drastically dividing her audience. It’s a nearly impossible balance that few comedians can achieve. Madigan does it with ease. It’s why she’s been able to make nearly 20 stand-up

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    Kathleen Madigan, Judy Gold prove a perfect double bill at Just For Laughs

    MONTREAL – With the venerable Judy Gold acting as opener, Kathleen Madigan’s headlining show could really have been a double bill for outstanding, fiery comics in peak form. As arbiters of bitingly hilarious, personalized comedy, the two women have been flexing powerful comic muscles for decades now, and it’s refreshing to see that neither has lost steam as the years have gone on. Taking the stage first for an unarguably

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    Watch a clip from Kathleen Madigan’s just released DVD (Video)

    Stand-up comedy veteran Kathleen Madigan has released her third hour-long DVD, titled Madigan Again. Taped earlier this year in Detroit, Madigan shares her unique point of view about growing up in a large Irish Catholic Midwest family. She talks about eating mom’s pills, touring Afghanistan, and her love of John Denver and the Lunesta butterfly. The dynamite special is now available on DVD and video download on her website and

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    Guest essay by Kathleen Madigan: When a Twitter photo with Newt Gingrich is just a Twitter photo with Newt Gingrich

    This is a picture of me and Newt Gingrich posing as Gap Models (meaning sad, hungry people staring into the distance away from one another). I like to take these because they make me laugh. A few weeks ago I was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and so was Newt. His staff people, or whatever politicians call their posse, seemed nice so when I met Newt

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    Kathleen Madigan talks Netflix, friend Lewis Black, Sally Lunchbox, more (Laughspin interview)

    Over the past decade, Kathleen Madigan has quietly become one of the country’s most successful comedians. Although she’s been on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 15 times, Late Show with David Letterman six times, Conan twice, the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (and more), it’s not like she’s she has own talk show. And yet, she’s in the midst of criss-crossing the country performing at our nation’s finer

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 73: Doug Stanhope, Kathleen Madigan, John Caparulo

    This week Mike and I play new tracks from Doug Stanhope (his new album Beer Hall Putsch is out Sept. 17 and the special is currently streaming on Netflix), Kathleen Madigan (her new album Madigan Again is now streaming on Netflix) and John Caparulo (his new album Come Inside Me is out Sept. 17) as well as deliver excellent news bits on Bob Odenkirk’s starring role in a Breaking Bad

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David, Michael Ian Black join Michael J. Fox and others for Parkinson’s fundraiser

    Are you tired of Uncle Larry calling you up with a bad joke he heard at the office? Well from now until Oct. 2, you can bid to have a comedian call to tell you a great joke to support Parkinson’s disease! Shaking With Laughter, a charity started by former Seinfeld writer Marc Jaffe and his wife, Karen, have declared Oct. 23 National “Tell a Joke for Parkinson’s Day.” Apparently

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    Kathleen Madigan’s new comedy special will premiere on Netflix (Exclusive)

    Veteran comedian Kathleen Madigan will release her newest hour-long special, Madigan Again on Sept. 11, exclusively through Netflix, Laughspin has learned. Filmed on May 4, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Detroit, the special will be available in the States, Canada, Europe and Latin America. It was produced by New Wave Entertainment. Madigan’s first special In Other Words was released on DVD in 2006 while her second Gone Madigan

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    Lucille Ball Comedy Festival begins Aug. 1 with Kathleen Madigan, Bill Engvall and more

    In celebration of one of comedy’s greatest legends, The Lucy Desi Center for Comedy is presenting the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival tomorrow, Aug. 1 through Sunday in Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY. The next four days are packed with events from live stand-up performances from the likes of Bill Engvall and Kathleen Madigan to memorabilia auctions and hometown bus tours. And for the first time in the fest’s history, a

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    Exclusive comedian photo gallery: Jim Gaffigan, Marc Maron, Anjelah Johnson and more!

    In March, I had the great pleasure of attending the second Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 10-day event raises money for the city’s chapter of Gilda’s Club, which offers support for cancer patients and their families. Founded in honor of comedian Gilda Radner, Gilda’s Club locations can be found across the country. While I was busy taking in shows and interviewing as many comedians as possible, photographer Brian

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    Guest post: Kathleen Madigan on the Masters golf tournament’s policy of no women

    For people who don’t golf, the Masters is a tournament played in Augusta, Georgia every April. It’s one of the four “major” tournaments and the only one always played at the same course. It is so revered that many times when the announcers speak, there’s soft guitar music being played in the background– for a reason never explained. I think if that was done in real life, it would greatly

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    Check out some photos from Lewis Black’s pilot for the BBC

    As we reported earlier this week, BBC’s Radio 4 is developing an American version of its popular radio broadcast The News Quiz to be fronted by Lewis Black. The pilot was filmed last night to an enthusiastic sold-out crowd at New York City’s at the Greene Space. The show duplicates the format of the British version, which is chaired by Sandi Toksvig and features regular panelists such as Jeremy Hardy

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    Will Lewis Black and friends become radio stars?

    Lewis Black and friends will tape a radio pilot tomorrow in New York City. News Quiz USA, hosted by Black and featuring comedians Kathleen Madigan, Todd Barry, Ted Alexandro and radio host Andy Borowitz will be a politically charged panel show, wherein the quartet will opine on current events and pop culture. The show is a spinoff of the original British version, produced by the BBC. The pilot episode will

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    Laughfest comedians speak out about healing through comedy

    You may or may not have noticed that we here at Laughspin have been pushing the upcoming Gilda’s Laughfest in Grand Rapids, Michigan pretty hard. I’m not about to try to convince you that we’ve been unbiased in our editorial coverage, our Tweets and our Facebook links; we’re biased. We love Laughfest. I was lucky enough to attend the inaugural fest for a few days last year; I was also

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