Growing up in a large Irish Catholic family in the Midwest, one of seven children, Kathleen Madigan might be expected to mine that domestic tableau for laughs. Occasionally that’s true, but the woman Lewis Black calls “the funniest comic in America, bar none” aims her jokes at Bill Cosby, the Catholic Church and politics — which should be a particularly fertile subject this election season. With 25 years of doing 300 shows annually, she’s a comedy pro — watch her spot on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee — and was nominated as “Best Concert Comic” in 2014 by the American Comedy Awards.
Fri, Sept. 23, at 8 pm • $35 • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague • bingcrosbytheater.com • 227-7638
— Dan Nailen