5. Kathleen Madigan
Classic sample Madigan: "My parents never noticed anything, ever. I could have been paralyzed from the waist down, and my father would have said, 'That's our lazy kid.'" Comedy & Magic Club; Thurs.-Fri., Jan. 17-18, 8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 19, 6:45 & 9:30 p.m.
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