MAC Adds Kathleen Madigan to 2017-2018 Season

MAC Adds Kathleen Madigan to 2017-2018 SeasonMcAninch Arts Center (MAC) located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage is pleased to announce the addition award-winning comedian Kathleen Madigan to their 2017-2018 Season. Madigan enjoyed a sold-out MAC debut engagement last December and will bring an all new show when she returns to the MAC Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Madigan's good friend Lewis Black calls her "the funniest comic in America, bar none" and DC Metro Arts says "Sensibly straightforward, sassy and sharp, seeing Kathleen Madigan is like meeting up with a flippantly funny friend who sees the humor in everyday events and can make mundane happenings sound hilarious." Please note: this show includes adult language and themes.

Madigan's honors include a nomination for an American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic and winner of the American Comedy Award for "Best Female Comedian" and the Phyllis Diller award for "Best Female Comedian." Her third hour-long special, "Madigan Again," was named one of iTunes Best Comedy Albums. She has written and produced for Lewis Black's "Root of all Evil" on Comedy Central and for Gary Shandling's Emmy monologues, and done two USO tours to Iraq and Afghanistan with pals Lewis Black, Robin Williams, John Bowman. She remains the only comedian in the history of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" to go unchallenged by any other comedian, and was a top three finalist in Season 2 and a judge on Season 5.

Tickets for Madigan's Friday, April 27, 7:30 p.m. show range from $39-$48, and go on sale for the first time, along with all tickets of the MAC's exciting 2017-2018 Season, at the MAC's Tickets On-Sale Party and Free Community Open House Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Attendees to the Aug. 5 Tickets On-Sale Party pay no handling fees and enjoy personalized customer care from the MAC's ticket services staff, free food, including sandwich wraps, chips, popcorn, sweets, soda and coffee. Steven Havens, pianist and instructor of piano at College of DuPage will entertain the crowds and ticket giveaways will take place every half-hour.

Tickets for all MAC 2017-2018 Season shows will subsequently be available online at Sunday, Aug. 6 at 12 a.m. and by phone at 630.942.4000 on Sunday, Aug. 6 beginning at 12 noon.

About the MAC

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage, located 25 miles west of Chicago near I-88 and I-355, houses three performance spaces (the 780-seat proscenium Belushi Performance Hall; the 236-seat soft-thrust Playhouse Theatre; and the versatile black box Studio Theatre), plus the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, classrooms for the college's academic programming and the Lakeside Pavilion. The MAC has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and typically welcomes more than 75,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances each season.

The mission of the MAC is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. For more information visit, or

The MAC's 2017-2018 Season is made possible in part with support by The DuPage Foundation, Hilton Lisle/Naperville, WDCB 90.9 FM and the College of DuPage Foundation.

Established as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charitable organization in 1967, the College of DuPage Foundation raises monetary and in-kind gifts to increase access to education and to enhance cultural opportunities for the surrounding community. For more information about the College of DuPage Foundation, visit or call 630.942.2462.


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