Kathleen Madigan, Contestant
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
"The women gymnasts, it's like child abuse. These girls are freaks. And the announcers say it and they don't think it's weird anymore. They're like, 'Uh, this next gymnast, she's eighteen years-old, she weighs thirty-four pounds, Bob. Very heavy, I don't see a medal happening."
Who is your comic inspiration?
Paul Lynde (especially his role in "Bewitched"), Phyllis Diller, Dame Edna and Judy Tenuta. (with this list typed out, I've realized I'm actually a gay man.)
When did you know you were funny?
I knew I was funny the first time I did The Tonight Show and David Hasselhoff (the other guest) told me I was "a very talented hoot."
What was your worst stand-up gig ever?
Trying to break up the fight between Brett Butler, Drew Carey and Peter Engel.
Tell us a little more about yourself - hobbies, annoying habits, pet peeves etc.
My hobbies include watching talent competitions and then auditioning for all of them. I'm currently working on a set for Showtime at the Apollo. I also like to spend a lot of time responding to my parents' emails that read, "Are you getting these? We're not sure if this is working."