How much is Kathleen Madigan worth?

Net Worth:$1.5 Million
Profession:Professional Comedian
Date of Birth:September 30, 1965
Country:United States of America
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Who Is Kathleen Madigan

Kathleen Madigan is an American comedian and TV personality who has a net worth of $1.5 million dollars, as of 2020.

A veteran club comic and finalist on Last Comic Standing, Madigan’s comedy is dry, working-class observational humor that distinguishes her from so many other female comics.

  • Kathleen Madigan was born in Missouri in 1965. She is one of seven children in her Irish Catholic family.
  • She has released three albums and two stand-up specials, both of which are available on DVD.
  • In 1996, Madigan was named “Funniest Female Stand-up Comic” at the American Comedy Awards.
  • In 2004, she was a finalist on the NBC reality series Last Comic Standing and was the only contestant who went unchallenged by any of the other comics that season. She returned to the show as a talent scout during its 2007 season.

Kathleen Madigan Albums and Comedy Specials:

  • Kathleen Madigan Live (1998) (CD)
  • Shallow Happy Thoughts for the Soul (2002)
  • In Other Words (2006) (CD & DVD)
  • Gone Madigan (2011) (DVD)

Additional Kathleen Madigan Facts:

  • Madigan performed alongside her good friend and fellow comic Lewis Black for two USO tours of Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • She hosts her own show on Blue Collar Radio on SIRIUS/XM Satellite Radio.
  • In 2007, Madigan received the most listener votes and won the SIRIUS Radio Comedy Cu, beating out previous favorite Larry the Cable Guy.
  • She was a writer for Garry Shandling when he hosted the Emmy Awards in 2004 and 2005.

Gone Madigan

It’s interesting to me that seeing a comic perform long-form stand-up — as opposed to just a six to ten minute routine — can change the way you look at that comic. That’s exactly what happened watching Kathleen Madigan’s new stand-up special, Gone Madigan, recently released on DVD and Blu-ray. I’ve been aware of Madigan for several years, having seen her perform a number of truncated sets on Last Comic Standing and even live a couple of times, and she always struck me as funny enough in a club-comedy kind of way — inoffensive, but never particularly memorable. Watching Gone Madigan, though, I felt like I was seeing a new side of Kathleen Madigan (to be honest, I’m pretty sure it’s me that’s changed and not her). Some of that may be a function of hearing her uncensored for the first time. More likely, though, it’s because she has more time to develop bits and find interesting things to say — she has a real voice, as opposed to just rattling off a series of jokes she knows will go over with a mainstream TV audience. This, I suspect, is who Kathleen Madigan has been as a comic all along. I’ve just never had the chance to see it until now.

The majority of Gone Madigan traffics in observational comedy, with Madigan riffing Oprah Winfrey, politics, smoking, Hoarders and more. That stuff’s all funny, but I tended to like it better when she was willing to get personal: routines on on her Irish upbringing and a USO trip to Afghanistan (alongside Kid Rock, Lewis Black and former American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler, who becomes the target of some ridicule) are some of the best chunks in the special. What works best about the hour — and about Madigan’s comedy in general — is that she comes off as kind of an everywoman but has a deceptively specific point of view. Over the course of Gone Madigan, it becomes very clear just how Kathleen Madigan sees the world, and that’s much more difficult to pull off — or, at the very least, more interesting — than just telling a series of jokes or observational bits.

Though the Blu-ray isn’t exactly reference material as far as the video is concerned (it’s one of the few HD discs I’ve come across that’s 1080i HD; 1080p is pretty much the standard), there are handful of bonus features that ought to please fans of Kathleen Madigan. There’s an interview with the comic that shows here prepping for the special, and a much more entertaining “behind the scenes” featurette that includes Madigan’s often-discussed family. After hearing her do material about them for a full hour, it’s nice to put some faces to the jokes.


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