The Reel Review
Standup comedian and St. Louis native Kathleen Madigan delivers her unique (and absolutely hilarious) brand of observational comedy in this hour-long special on Amazon, her first TV special since 2016’s Bothering Jesus.
The former journalist who got her start in comedy at the urging of her father pokes fun at a wide range of people. Madigan riffs on what she did during the COVID pandemic (nothing!), old people’s confusion over the #MeToo movement, the phenomenon of furries, the work ethic of twenty-somethings, way too old politicians running the country, the perils of being friends with family members on social media, the joy of being an Avis Wizard, and – you guessed it – hunting for Bigfoot.
Her show is briskly paced and funny without being mean – the kind of comic that can rip a political zinger that will make even the intended target chuckle. Madigan also has fun with the country’s different accents, doing great Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump impersonations. Welcome back, Kat – we missed ya!
• Kathleen Madigan, who also hosts Madigan’s Pubcast podcast, splits her time between her home in Los Angeles and her family farm in the Midwest.
• Currently single, Madigan considers frequent collaborator Lewis Black, whom she previously dated, as her best friend.
• In 1996, Madigan won “Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic” at the American Comedy Awards.