Newmark Theatre

Kathleen Madigan: 8 O’Clock Happy Hour Tour

Second show added at 9:30pm!

For 29 years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been touring 250 nights on the road and squeezing in hour-long filmed specials and performances on every late night show ever made. From 25 appearances on the Tonight Show to recently riding around with Jerry Seinfeld in his NETFLIX series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Madigan is still having a blast and selling out theaters across the country. 

Her most recent special Bothering Jesus is her fifth hour long standup special and will be her third special to be available on NETFLIX. "I love working with them. They're the young people. Network TV will need to adapt quickly to even have a chance to stay in the game. NETFLIX gets it and makes it so easy for us. Instead of it being a battle of content and rules, it's just fun. What it's supposed to be," she says.  

So how is it, the Detroit Free Press asks, "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. She's described as the funniest woman doing stand-up right now but no gender qualifier is necessary. Along with Lewis Black, Brian Regan and Jim Gaffigan, she's one of the funniest stand-up comedians of her generation." 

"I just want to tell jokes. I didn't start doing open mic to become an actor on a sitcom or in a TV commercial. Those things never ever crossed my mind," Madigan says. "For a few of us working, telling jokes was our main goal. I don't have any more goals. Can't you ever have a goal, reach it and enjoy it? Our society is being driven by type-A lunatics who say you have to set more goals. Well maybe they do but we all don't. Have a seat, grab a drink and enjoy the fact you made it to the goal. Maybe that's the Irish in me talking though."

After recently performing at the Chicago Theater, the Chicago Tribune wrote, “She has all but perfected the art of crafting and delivering a perfect joke. That singular dedication to the craft shows in both the evolution of her material over the years and way she can make a complicated joke with a hidden nub of wisdom seem both effortless and offhand.”

For more information go to www.KathleenMadigan.com

Follow Kathleen on Twitter - @KathleenMadigan

Newmark Theatre : Upcoming Events

Newmark
Portland Gay Men's Chorus - The Most Wonderful Season

Portland Gay Men's Chorus presents their annual holiday concert The Most Wonderful Season in the Portland'...

Showing: 12/06 - 12/08
Newmark
Portland Revels: The Christmas Revels - Ghosts of Haddon Hall - An English Cele

Portland Revels presents The Christmas Revels: Ghosts of Haddon Hall concerts at the Portland'5 Newmark...

Showing: 12/13 - 12/22
Newmark

Emporium Presents welcomes The Fab Four, The Ultimate Beatles Tribute, to the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre...

Showing: 12/27
Newmark

Portland'5 welcomes post post-modern diva Meow Meow to the Newmark Theatre for a concert on Saturday,...

Showing: 12/28
Newmark

Metropolitan Youth Symphony presents Lights, Camera, Music! at the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre on Sunday,...

Showing: 01/12
Newmark

Oregon Children's Theatre presents Dragons Love Tacos at the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre January 18–...

Showing: 01/18 - 02/16