Splitsider: Talking with Al Madrigal about ‘The Daily Show’ and His New Standup Special

almadrigalI interviewed Daily Show correspondent Al Madrigal for Splitsider about doing comedy in the wake of national tragedy and his upcoming stand-up special on Comedy Central. It was great talking with such a friendly and personable guy.

Excerpt:

It puts everyone in a weird spot, because there are certain times you just don’t want to laugh. I got irritated the other day when the Boston bombing happened. I was in the airport at LAX, flying back to do the show — I commute back and forth because my family’s in LA. And it’s a bloody mess, people are rushing in, 20 minutes after it happened. And I’m at the airport bar, and there’s very little conversation going on. Everyone’s just staring up at the television, saying “Holy shit, what happened?” And the guy to my left turns to the chick next to him and says, “So, you’re traveling light, huh?” And I was just thinking, “Shut the fuck up! How are you even talking right now?”

Read the full post on Splitsider.com.

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