Talking to Kathleen Madigan About Her New Standup Special, How Her Shows Are Like Bar Conversations, and Why She's Not Part of the Scene
A 25-year veteran of standup, Kathleen Madigan may be one of the most consistently great storytellers in comedy. Her third standup special, Madigan Again, premiered earlier this month on Netflix and will be available for download later this the year. She can also be seen on The Late Show with David Letterman next Friday, Sept. 27. I got the chance to talk to her over the phone recently about getting invited over to people's houses, not knowing real jokes, and why she and Lewis Black have never been in the cool kids' club.
How do you approach putting together a new special? Do you set out with a focus for the [...]