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A correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” since 2011, Al Madrigal has been named Best Stand-Up Comedian by the HBO/U.S. Comedy Arts Festival and his material dubbed “dynamic” by The New York Times.
His unique, spontaneous and fast-paced lyrical storytelling style has made him a regular on television with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents Special and appearances on John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show and Pretend Time with Nick Swardson. Al has also appeared with Conan O’Brien (as one of the first 20 guests during his stint as host of “The Tonight Show,” and on “Conan” on TBS) as well as multiple appearances on “Lopez Tonight,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Al also has his share of acting credits. He has appeared on CBS’s “Welcome to the Captain” with Jeffrey Tambor and “Gary, Unmarried” with Jay Mohr. Cheech Marin (Cheech and Chong) played his father on a sitcom, “The Ortegas,” that was set to debut on Fox in 2003 in the time slot after “The Simpsons” before it was shelved at the last minute. Most recently, Al has been cast in the upcoming sitcom “Free Agents” on NBC.
Originally from the Midwest, raised in Orange County, college in Montana and a three year stint in Asia make Patrick Keane a comedian with a background. Why college in Montana? Football scholarship.Why Asia? To get away from football.Since moving to Los Angeles in 2000, Patrick has appeared on Comedy Central’s ‘Live At Gotham’, the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, the Bob and Tom show, Comics Unleashed, the Montreal Comedy Festival and is a regular at the Improv and Comedy Store in Hollywood. He was also a cast member on My TV Network’s “Tony Rock Project”. (the white guy).When not headlining himself, Patrick is the opening act for comedians such as: Nick Swardson, Joel McHale, Kevin Nealon, Kevin Pollok, Bobby Lee, Henry Phillips, Eddie Gossling and Bil Dwyer. While at home in Los Angeles he studies at the UCB theatre and Lesley Kahn institute. Asked what the key is to comedy, this writer/actor/comedian says, “I try not to be funny and it usually works.” With multiple appearances on the Late Late show with Craig Ferguson, his record setting viewer ship on Comedy Central, and his ability to tell the difference between people from Ireland and people from Northern Ireland, Patrick is the obvious choice to be the next host of the Oprah Winfrey show.His dry self-deprecating style originates from influences Bill Murray and Gene Wilder and his favorite stand up comedians are Chris Rock, Lewis Black, Gary Shandling, Jerry Seinfeld and many other female comics not from New York.