Kathleen Madigan talks fame, USO tours, 'Last Comic Standing' and more

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Ron White introduced Kathleen Madigan during one of his recent Salute to the Troops comedy specials on CMT as "the funniest woman on the planet," and she's been on the Tonight Show more times than even she can count. So why isn't this celebrated comic, who's widely revered by other comedians, not more famous?

"My career has never been a bonfire, it's just one more log on the fire at a time," Madigan said in a phone interview from her L.A. home that she rarely stays in. "It's all just another thing to add: a comedy special, CMT, Sirius radio." And the list goes on, from VH1's I Love the (insert decade) specials to Celebrity Poker Showdown to a 2011 Showtime special, Gone Madigan.

Madigan will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $39-$59. Click here for details.

For more with Kathleen Madigan, click here for Sharon Kennedy Wynne's interview.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 7, 2013 12:30pm]

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