By Janee Law
American comedian and TV personality Kathleen Madigan will soon make her second appearance at The Paramount, and she’s bringing a whole new hour of laughs with her.
Madigan, who last appeared in Huntington two years ago, and is excited for the April 27 show and to be back at The Paramount, which is she said is really fun to perform in.
Her next appearance is part of her “Bothering Jesus” tour, her fifth hour-long standup special, and her third special available on Netflix. It premiered on the streaming service in November 2016.
The routine covers her family life, growing up in Missouri, current events and travel, Madigan said. It’ll be a whole new hour from her last Huntington show.
The comic said she grew up surrounded by a funny family, adding that everyone has always had a good sense of humor.
However, she came across her path to comedy by accident when she was 23 years old.
“I walked into a bar and they were having an open mic night. It just looked like a lot of fun, so I just kept doing it,” she said. “Before that I never really thought about being a comedian.”
Throughout her journey, Madigan said, people who have inspired her include Jerry Seinfeld, Ron White, Louis Black, and Roseanne Barr.
In her career, Madigan has made several TV appearances including on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and recently took a drive around with Seinfeld for his internet series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
“I’ve had a really good time,” she said, regarding her 28 years as a comedian. “I’ve gotten very lucky and I’m aware of it every single day.”
Madigan has been honored with many accolades, including winning the American Comedy Award for “Best Female Comedian” and winning the Phyllis Diller award for “Best Female Comedian.” She has also written and produced for Lewis Black’s “Root of All Evil” on Comedy Central and done several United Service Organization tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The show at The Paramount will kick off at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets range $20-$45 and can be purchased at the box office or at Paramountny.com.