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He executes a brilliant trifecta as a stand-up comedian, actor and author. His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than a mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world. The duo will perform a hilarious night of comedy in Vancouver this fall!
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Stand-up comic Kathleen Madigan has never been shy about skewering herself. In fact, she can be both candid and clever when joking about her drinking habits, gambling habits, lack of ambition in the gym, Irish-Catholic upbringing, or perpetual singlehood while onstage or in her most recent special, the hilarious Netflix special from last year, Madigan Again. The comedienne also gets especially snarky when riffing on pop culture and topical issues, except when it comes to certain current events of a tragic nature.
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Literally the embodiment of anger in the Pixar movie Inside Out as well as in his standup act, Lewis Black is the scholarly yin to the practical, down-to-earth yang of Kathleen Madigan. Black, 69, and his aggrieved, pointedly political material are a familiar brand to comedy fans after 20 years of appearances on The Daily Show , stretching back to the Craig Kilborn era. On the other hand, his friend and genial co-headliner Madigan, 51, is purely known for her standup. The Missouri native gradually amassed her substantial following over the past 25 years, mostly through doing hundreds of gigs with Black that ranged from the Montreal Just For Laughs festival to a USO show in Afghanistan. That brings us to their current 49th Parallel Tour, which kicked off in Calgary on Sept. He does his little reviews.