Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Quote of the Day (Kathleen Madigan, on Irish and Other Ethnic Stand-Up Comics)

"There's not a lot of famous scientists from Ireland. It's writers and poets and storytellers. It's the people drinking at the bar talking. That's what we are comfortable doing anyway, but I also think that the people who get their [butts] kicked are funnier than the people doing the [butt]-kicking. Like all of the ethnic groups that usually wind up in stand-up are the ones that are not doing the [butt]-kicking. It's the black people, the Mexicans, the Jews, the Irish. There's not like a lot of hilarious Germans. Trust me. I've been to international festivals and I'm like, notice how we never see the Germans or the Swedes represented. It's Australians, It's the Irish. A few Canadians that are secretly really Irish anyway."—Stand-up comic Kathleen Madigan quoted in Virginia Rohan, “Road to Comedy Has Changed, But Kathleen Madigan Still Jokes,” The Record (Bergen County, NJ), September 16, 2015

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