Al Madrigal - The Essence of “Why Is the Rabbit Crying?”
Al Madrigal talks about technology and a place in miami he’ll never go again.
Al and Louis Katz comment on his 8 year old standup special for Comedy Central.
One reason that “The Daily Show” correspondent Al Madrigal first got into comedy was to compensate for firing about a thousand people at his old job (think George Clooney in “Up In The Air”). So it only makes sense that he’d have some of the most insane heckler stories of all time. Karma: it always gets you.
Madrigal, a Mexican-Italian-Americancomedian from San Francisco, recently came to our office to talk about his start in comedy and more in the exclusive interview above. In it you’ll hear about the aforementioned heckler experiences (some involving jumping fences and mace… Yes,mace) plus, how he prepared for his first one-hour special centered around his family life in Los Angeles, CA.
Oh, and while there isn’t any “hazing” process for new “Daily Show” correspondents, Madrigal admits that Jason Jones JUST started talking to him. So that’s good.
Madrigal’s special, “Why Is The Rabbit Crying?” premieres Friday, April 26 at 11:00 p.m. EST on Comedy Central.
I NEED YOU TO KNOW THAT AL MADRIGAL’S SPECIAL IS TONIGHT AT 11PM Eastern.
You can read our conversation about it HERE.
I have to say that touring with Al and Adam Lowitt this past fall was not merely a great opportunity to visit even more Courtyards By Marriotts, but also a true and happy education in the art of stand up.
AL is a genius. Watch tonight, and then GO SEE HIM.
Listen to what this deranged millionaire has to say!
cabinetofoddities asked you:
This question is for Al Madrigal! So my boyfriend does some stand up and considers himself an innovative, out-of-the box comedian. Today he told me about a (very) out-of-the-box bit he wants to do and I casually mentioned I didn’t think it would work. The next thing I know, he’s having a drama queen meltdown, telling me I’m so unbelievably negative and critical and just overall the worst. Please explain how a passing comment could evince such a total overreaction?
Just tell him to quit acting like a baby & in the future not to run his half baked ideas by you and let you know after he works it out. That’s what my wife says to me.
colbertfan asked you:
For Al: What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you behind the scenes at TDS?
Weirdest and Coolest - Colbert popped into my office, a former storage closet, for 20 minutes to chit chat.
girl4042 asked you:
Al Madrical: If you were to train me for four weeks for a stand-up comedy competition or a major audition, and had 2 million dollars on the line, what would the training look like? What if I trained for eight weeks?
Did you ever see Rocky 4? It’d look like the opposite of that.
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That’s it for this installment of Ask a Professional Comedian. Many thanks to the great Al Madrigal for participating and to all of you who sent in questions!
Al Madrigal: Why Is the Rabbit Crying premieres tomorrow at 11/10c.
doctorew69 asked you:
hey Al, how many times have you used the bathroom in the past 3 days? and for how long where you in the bathroom?
Twice and I’m sort of scared about it. Everyone should go at least once per day right?
thehumanconsumption asked you:
Al madrigal!! . .was that you in the Workaholics episode with the Juggahoes and letts?…you know you were drinking a fresca or something with your face painted like a juggahoe
NO! But I’m a huge fan of the show. Think Adam Devine and Erik Griffin are very funny comics if you haven’t seen their standup.
grizzledude asked you:
For Al Madrigal, do you consider a sense of comedic timing something that can be taught?
That’s something that you have to develop. I’ve always thought comedy classes were sort of a ripoff.
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