Kathleen Madigan "Mermaid Lady Tour"

Named Funniest Female Stand-up Comic by the American Comedy Awards, Kathleen Madigan is a force to reckon with. With influences spanning from Ron White to Lewis Black, Madigan has appeared on all the major late night shows, and has starred in various television specials including I Love the 90s, Last Comic Standing, and Celebrity Poker Showdown. The beloved comedian is known for her irreverent sense of humor and dark honesty, and is known as “the funniest woman doing stand-up right now.”

Born in Missouri near the city of St. Louis, Kathleen Madigan was raised in a large Irish Catholic family. After graduating from college, Madigan started working as a writer for the local Missouri Athletic Club and St. Louis-area Suburban Journals. Remembering her father’s wish that she pursue comedy, Kathleen Madigan began performing stand-up during open mics in comedy clubs throughout St. Louis. Realizing her true passion, Madigan began performing in the nationwide comedy chain The Funny Bone, and the rest is history.

Madigan has starred in her own HBO and Comedy Central Presents comedy specials, and has appeared on all of the biggest late night talk shows, including Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Late Show with David Letterman. Most recently, she appeared on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Madigan also hosts the Blue Collar Comedy Show on Sirius XM radio and has written material for a number of television programs, notably the 2004 Emmy Awards. In 2014, the comedian’s one hour special Madigan Again was named one of iTunes Best Comedy Albums. Returning to The Lyric Theatre after a successful show last season, Kathleen Madigan never fails to impress as she proves exactly why “she’s so irreplaceable on the stage.”