Kathleen Madigan

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Kathleen Madigan
Kathleen-Madigan-USO-Holiday-Tour-Dec-19-08.JPG
Madigan in December 2008 during the USO Holiday Tour
Born(1965-09-30) September 30, 1965 (age 48)
Florissant, Missouri
OccupationComedian
 
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Kathleen Madigan
Kathleen-Madigan-USO-Holiday-Tour-Dec-19-08.JPG
Madigan in December 2008 during the USO Holiday Tour
Born(1965-09-30) September 30, 1965 (age 48)
Florissant, Missouri
OccupationComedian

Kathleen Madigan (born September 30, 1965) is an American comedian.

Early life[edit]

Kathleen Madigan grew up in the St. Louis suburb of Florissant, as one of seven children in a large Irish-American family.[1][2] She attended McCluer North High School, where she displayed athletic skills by winning the Mid-Missouri Hoops Shoot Championship—at five-feet two-inches, she is the shortest person ever to do so.[3] Following high school graduation in 1983, Madigan attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, earning a B.A. in Journalism in 1988.[4]
After college Madigan took a job in print journalism, working for the St. Louis-area Suburban Journals newspapers as well as the publications department of the Missouri Athletic Club. At the same time she would perform stand-up during "open mic" nights at St. Louis area comedy clubs. Less than two years later, Madigan gave up her jobs in Missouri and set out for California to try the world of comedy full-time.

Professional career[edit]

She has appeared on Last Comic Standing, I Love the 90s: Part Deux, I Love the '80s 3-D, and Celebrity Poker Showdown. She has also starred in her own HBO Half-Hour Comedy Special and a Comedy Central Presents special. She is a veteran of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Show with David Letterman, and The Bob and Tom Show.[5] She also hosts a radio program on Blue Collar Comedy.

Honors[edit]

In 1996, Madigan won "Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic" at the American Comedy Awards.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Madigan is single and lives in Los Angeles when not on tour. She owns a farm in the Midwest and according to her "spends inordinate amounts of time" with her family there.[7]

Media[edit]

CDs[edit]

DVDs[edit]

Television appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kathleen Madigan artist bio". Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  2. ^ "Kathleen's Bio/Credits". 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Kathleen Madigan bio". 2009. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  4. ^ Missouri Legends: Famous People From The Show-Me State by John W. Brown. Page 166. Published by Reedy Press, St. Louis, 2008.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ IMDB
  7. ^ "Kathleen's Bio/Credits". 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 

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