New Jersey Stage

Friday, August 26, 2011

State Theatre presents comedian Kathleen Madigan

(New Brunswick, NJ) —- State Theatre presents comedian Kathleen Madigan in her new show Gone Madigan on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 8pm. Tickets range from $19-39 (plus fees).

Kathleen Madigan's quick-witted humor and tell-it-like-it-is mentality earned her a spot as a finalist on the television show Last Comic Standing in 2004 and as a judge for the show during season five in 2007. Her Showtime special, GONE MADIGAN, was released on DVD earlier this year. Madigan has also appeared on several television shows including The Tonight Show, The Conan O'Brien Show, and Late Night with David Letterman.

Madigan's razor sharp stand-up has earned her accolades from the likes of Lewis Black ("The funniest woman in America") and Jay Leno ("One of America's funniest female comics"). Madigan has done USO Holiday Tours of both Iraq and Afghanistan, performing along side of Lance Armstrong, Lewis Black, Robin Williams, and Kellie Picker, to name a few. She also hosts her own Blue Collar Comedy show on Sirius FM radio.

In 1996, Madigan won "Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic" at the American Comedy Awards. In 2007, she won the Sirius Radio Comedy Cup, defeating popular Blue Collar Comedian, Larry the Cable Guy. She has recorded three CDs, entitled, Live, Shallow Happy Thoughts for the Soul, and In Other Words, and two DVDs, entitled, In Other Words and Gone Madigan.

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Friday 10am to 5pm; and at least two hours prior to curtain on performance dates. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.

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