Filming for comedy special, 7 & 9:30 pm, 10/10, Pabst Theater. $29.50. www.pabsttheater.org. 800-511-1552
ANNOUNCES NEXT COMEDY SPECIAL TO BE FILMED IN MILWAUKEE
* 7th Comedy Special Filmed at the Pabst Theater Group Venues Since 2008
TWO SHOWS IN ONE NIGHT
LIVE AT THE PABST THEATER
SATURDAY OCTOBER 10 6PM DOORS 7PM SHOW
SATURDAY OCTOBER 10 8:30PM DOORS 9:30PM SHOW
Milwaukee's comedy scene continues its incredible growth. After hosting six Dave Chappelle shows at the Pabst Theater in 2014 and announcing six Kevin Hart shows at the Riverside Theater for April, the Pabst Theater Group announces their seventh Comedy Special Filming since 2008.
Comedy Specials filmed since 2008:
Jeff Dunham - "Very Special Christmas Special" (Pabst Theater, 2008)
Spinal Tap - "Unwigged & Unplugged Live Concert" (Riverside Theater, 2009)
Louis C.K. - "Hilarious" (Pabst Theater, 2010)
* Won Grammy in 2012 for Best Comedy Album
Colin & Brad of Whose Line Is It Anyway? - "Two Man Group" (Pabst Theater, 2011)
Kathy Griffin - "50 and Not Pregnant" (Riverside Theater, 2011)
Ralphie May - "Too Big To Ignore" (Pabst Theater, 2012)
Over Kathleen Madigan's 25 year career she has performed on nearly every standup television show ever made. Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and so on. She was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic and her third hour-long special, Madigan Again, was named one of iTunes Best Comedy Albums of 2013.
Madigan Again, premiered on September 11, 2013 exclusively on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America, and is also available on CD, DVD and audio or video download. Previously she's released 4 CDs and 2 DVDs and starred in 2 HBO specials, 3 Comedy Central specials, 4 CMT Salute to the Troops specials with Ron White and her previous hour-long special, Gone Madigan, premiered on Showtime and is available on Netflix.
So how is it, the Detroit Free Press asks, "that Madigan has yet to be cast as the wise-cracking a) best friend b) office worker or c) martini-swilling mother-in-law in any of countless sitcoms? We're thinking because it's because she's so irreplaceable on the stage. She's described as the funniest woman doing stand-up right now, but no gender qualifier is necessary. Along with Lewis Black, Brian Regan and Jim Gaffigan, she's one of the funniest stand-up comedians of her generation."
"I just want to tell jokes. I didn't start doing open mics to become an actor on a sitcom or in a tv commercial. Those things never even crossed my mind. I just like to tell jokes for an hour or so and laugh," Madigan says. "For a few of us working today, this was our goal. We don't have anymore goals. Can't you ever have a goal, reach it and then enjoy it? This society is being driven by type A lunatics that say 'you have to set more goals.' No you don't. Have a seat and enjoy the fact that you're here! Maybe that's the Irish in me talking though."
She's won the American Comedy Award for "Best Female Comedian" and the Phyllis Diller award for "Best Female Comedian." Although she's turned down many writing jobs because she enjoys performing more, she has written and produced for Lewis Black's "Root of all Evil" on Comedy Central and for Gary Shandling's Emmy monologues. She's done two USO tours to Iraq and Afghanistan with pals Lewis Black, Robin Williams, John Bowman and musicals acts Kid Rock, The Zac Brown Band, Kix Brooks and Kellie Pickler. "There's no better show on earth than a show for the troops. Trust me, no crowd is as happy to see a show as 1000 soldiers in Kabul. I do USO shows at home here in the US too but the further people are away, the more they appreciate it. I don't think they get paid enough for a hard job so I like to do something for free when I can."
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri and she splits her time between the road, Los Angeles and Missouri.
Note from management:
All patrons attending this performance will be requested to consent to being filmed for media included but not limited to television, DVD, film, online streaming and other media for use in Kathleen Madigan's all new standup comedy special.
If you do not wish to be filmed for appearance in the program, please do not attend this performance.
144 E. Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 53202
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20th AT NOON
GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING (For Filming Purposes)
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(414) 286-3663 (800) 511-1552.