'Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan'
(Kathleen Madigan / DVD / NR / 2010 / IMAGE Entertainment)
Overview: On Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan, Kathleen follows in the tradition of great comedic minds like George Carlin and Bill Hicks by continuing to expand her unique brand of observational humor.
DVD Verdict: I'm not saying she's been around for a while, honestly, but I've somewhat grown up appreciating the comedy of Kathleen Madigan for years now. Indeed, prior to this DVD landing in my lap for review, I hadn't seen much of her lately!
Anyway, 'Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan' is just bloody hysterical! That's all you need to know. Just go and buy it and laugh yer socks off! Oh, you want more proof than just my journalistic word?! OK, let's take a couple of her comedic quickies here, shall we: When she admits she made a New Year's resolution, she tells us, "I am no longer gonna go on WebMD and self-diagnose my imaginary illness's. Because last year was very stressful. I had ankle cancer for a while, then I had shrinking eye balls, that was weird. Then I had sickle cell anemia which at the end of the year my friend tells me that's only for black people! I said I know, that's why it was extra alarming!"
When she relates to drinking, she retorts, "I get overdrinking. I do. My sister has identical twin girls. They're one and a half. I had a complete and total breakdown in a Target parking lot because I could not get the double stroller smashed back down into a size that would fit into the vehicle! I couldn't find the magic button. Finally I thought I have money, this is ridiculous, so I Googled how much they cost because I thought I'm just gonna leave it! I'll have another one overnighted and no one will know. And the girls can't say anything. All they can say is dirt and bucket. They can't put this whole story together!"
And, one last Madigan gem is about TiVo, "I got TiVo two years ago and I think when you own TiVo every year you own it you will become 25% more stupid then the year before you had it! Because TiVo knows what you tape and then it tapes things it thinks you might like! So it becomes like an enabling bad room mate! Like, I taped one special on the world's smallest primordial dwarf that chain-smoked; how do you not want to spend an hour with that little fellow, right! But then I come home from the road and TiVo's like, Hey, Kathleen welcome home ... wanna see a lot of other dwarfs with weird ass sh*t going on?! Yes, yes, yes!" This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Behind the Scenes
'Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan' - Video Clip: "Vegetarians"