Comic Kathleen Madigan at the Quick Center for the Arts February 25


Kathleen MadiganDubbed by Jay Leno as "One of America's funniest female comics," hot comic Kathleen Madigan appears at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts on Friday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40, $35. Kathleen Madigan is an Arts & Minds presentation.

With her new Showtime special, "Gone Madigan," in constant rotation and the DVD-CD of the special topping the Amazon and iTunes charts, Madigan has the entire year booked with over 100 theater gigs across the country and numerous television appearances. Madigan recently returned from her second Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's USO Holiday Tour of Iraq and Afghanistan. This year Madigan shared the stage with Robin Williams, Lewis Black, Lance Armstrong, Kix Brooks and Admiral Mike Mullen who hosted the tour. After the ten-day tour, she returned home to tape appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," " The Green Room with Paul Provenza" and "The Joy Behar Show" in New York.

She has had countless appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," and every other late night show that has come and gone. She has had her own hour specials on HBO and Comedy Central. In addition to the stand-up appearances, Madigan has been a correspondent for "The Dr. Phil Show," ESPN 2 and done commentary on VH1, CNN, E!, CMT and TV Guide's Emmy Red Carpet. She has performed not only in the U.S., but also in Canada, China, Ireland and England. Madigan also somehow defeated the ever-popular Larry the Cable Guy and other notable funny comics to win the listener-determined 2007 Sirius Radio Comedy Cup.

Madigan has won the American Comedy Award for "Best Female Comedian" and the Phyllis Diller Award for "Best Female Comedian." Although she has turned down many writing jobs because she loves performing more, Madigan has written and produced for Lewis Black's "Root of All Evil" on Comedy Central and for Garry Shandling. "I'll write for other people - not many - but a few and only if they have a clear voice and persona that I already think is funny and if they let me write in my pajamas and smoke."

For more information about Kathleen Madigan, please visit her website at www.kathleenmadigan.com.

Tickets are available at fairfield.edu/quick or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. Special offers and discounts are available through the Quick Center's e-mail list. Join, by contacting boxoffice@quickcenter.com. Become a fan of the Quick Center for the Arts on Facebook and keep up-to-date with the latest performance news, plus special offers and discounts. Find the Quick Center at www.facebook.com/FairfieldQuickCenter.

Directions: Fairfield University is located off I-95, exit 22 at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Access to the Quick Center for the Arts is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Special note: From Oct. 4, 2010 through June 30, 2012, the southern end of North Benson Road (Rt. 135) will be closed to traffic on nights and weekends. Round Hill Road intersects with Barlow and provides access to the Quick Center for the Arts.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on February 4, 2011

Vol. 43, No. 188