Funniest woman in America? Comic Kathleen Madigan takes the Mirage
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 (2:49 p.m.)
The stand-up comic performs Friday.
Kathleen Madigan might best be remembered as a contestant on the 2004 edition of Last Comic Standing, but she’d been making audiences laugh long before then, receiving the Best Female Comedian award from the American Comedy Awards in 1996. And how’s this for a bragging right: Lewis Black considers her the funniest woman in America.
- Kathleen Madigan
- June 15, 10 p.m., $30-$50
- The Mirage, 796-7777
The Missouri-born Madigan grew up in a large Irish family, a rich source for material for any comedian. And Madigan gives her material a likability that’s almost universal. As she talks about being single when all her friends are married and sending out those annoying Christmas letters, or when she remembers jonesing for a drink at Disneyland, or when she muses that if God hadn’t intended us to eat cows, he would have made them harder to catch, you can’t help but nod and smile. Go see what Lewis Black was talking about this weekend.
Mirage Hotel and Casino
Located in the center of the famed Las Vegas Strip, The Mirage features contemporary AAA Four Diamond accommodations; nightlife venues including 1 OAK Nightclub and The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge; restaurants created by the world’s most renowned chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak (summer 2013); a luxurious spa and salon; the enticing Bare pool lounge; and 170,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.
Unique entertainment options include The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil celebrating the musical legacy of The Beatles; the Aces of Comedy series featuring one of the most comprehensive and diverse comedic line-ups nationwide; Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment; four-time GRAMMY Award-winning R&B musical sensation Boyz II Men; and the lush animal sanctuary of Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.
From the nightly Volcano eruption show and 20,000-gallon lobby aquarium to the lush tropical atrium and pool, guests experience an exotic world-class destination unlike any other.
3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South