Kathleen Madigan – Gone Madigan

One evening when I was a little on the bored side, but was also feeling completely task-avoidant, I was looking for something entertaining on Amazon Instant Video. I found a stand-up routine by comedian Kathleen Madigan, entitled Gone Madigan.

Kathleen Madigan - Gone Madigan

There were some very funny portions of her sketch, even though it was a little dated. One aspect that made her even more entertaining to me was that she was from Saint Louis, MO. Though I’m not from there, I have spent a lot of time in that city, and understood a lot of her references. For instance, she mentioned that her parents now live in the Ozarks, and that there is actually a Bible Factory Outlet. Having been to the area, and actually seeing the store, made that portion even more amusing.

Some of the other highlights, in my opinion (and without ruining all of the humour), were:

  • Her stories about being in Afghanistan with Lewis Black, and the ever-intelligent Kellie Pickler
  • Her ideas about turning immigration into a reality television show
  • Blaming Oprah for the poor economy
  • Her proposal for defining legal alcohol limits based on nationality
  • How home-loan pre-approvals are insanely inflated

That last one was exceptionally funny to me as well, given that I am in the market for a home. After having talked to a “loan officer,” I’ve found that they essentially just want people to have beautiful homes, regardless of whether or not they will be able to eat. 😛 Anyway, if you are looking for a comedy act that is relatively clean (though the language is still there), and enjoy someone who says exactly what’s on her mind, I suggest that you check out some of her routines.



    • Jonn on Monday, 27 August 2012 at 10:42
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    She’s coming to the Carolina Theatre in Durham on Nov 30.

      • Zach on Monday, 27 August 2012 at 18:45
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      Hi John,

      Thanks for letting me know. Unfortunately, I will already be gone by then. If you do end up going to see her performance, feel free to email me and tell me about it.


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