Comedian Kathleen Madigan makes a pit stop in Las Vegas in June

Comedian Kathleen Madigan appeared on "Last Comic Standing" in season two and returned as a judge in season five.

Comedian Kathleen Madigan appeared on “Last Comic Standing” in season two and returned as a judge in season five.


Name a late-night show and comedian Kathleen Madigan has probably performed on it. In her 25-year-career, she’s appeared on Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and most recently, the new “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.”

On Friday, June 14, the funny lady returns to the Mirage for one night of comedy.

The Detroit Free Press even wondered, “How is it, 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 it’s because she’s so irreplaceable on the stage.”

Madigan counters that she started her standup career to tell jokes, not to star on a sitcom. “For a few of us working today, this was our goal,” she says on her website.


So instead, she works on the road about 300 nights a year, appearing in club gigs and on big stages alike.

Madigan was a top three finalist on season two of “Last Comic Standing” and returned in season five as a judge.

The comedian won the American Comedy Award and the Phyllis Diller Award for “Best Female Comedian.” She’s written and produced for Lewis Black’s Comedy Central special “Root of All Evil.”

Madigan just made her fifth appearance on Ron White’s “Salute To The Troops” and last year, she was nominated for an American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic and her third hour-long special, “Madigan Again,” was named one of iTunes Best Comedy Albums.

Tickets start at $29.99.
Tickets: Mirage, (702) 792-7777